Nightmare Fuel / Troll

Film

  • The transformation of people into plant pods is a bit disturbing, but certainly it isn't as scary as the director intended.

Real Life

  • The practice known as "S.W.A.T.ing" is all about this. Someone calls 911 (or the country's emergency services number), falsely claims an emergency situation well-known for bringing out the local special weapons and tactics division of the police, and then sits back to watch the chaos on the chosen victim. Innocent people have died as a direct result.
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