Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Real life horror scenario #1
If you are looking for a plot for that horror movie you’ve been putting off writing then consider this a freebie. Do you recognize the image above? You can’t swing a dead CHUD without hitting some vehicle with a variation of that thing in the back window of their armored recreation mini-van. In an age of heightened security and concern over identity theft you would think putting an advertisement like that on your car would be counterintuitive. Follow my mad ravings for a moment.
As you can see just by driving behind you I know the first names of your children and pets. A quick license plate lookup and now I know their full names, your name, your spouse’s name, your home address and if you own any other vehicles. From personal knowledge I know that probably the children’s schools are online and with minimal effort I know where they go to school. The amount of information gathered from just a license plate and one of those decals is staggering. Now the pitch.
Father cuts off the wrong guy on the highway and by using the method I demonstrated gathers information and proceeds to first steal an identity, move on to impersonating a family member to show they could get to the kids and then finally top it off with a home invasion and bloodbath.
So do yourself a favor and take that thing out of your back window please.