Pop Culture References: Mobbing & Gang Stalking

This is a list of popular culture references that illustrate the techniques used in Gang Stalking and Mobbing. More will be added if/when they are found.


Gang Stalking: “Organized Covert harassment of one person By a group gang mob for the purpose of destroying the person’s life. The victim is known as a Targeted Individual (TI). Break ins, monitoring and surveillance of one person.” – Collins Dictionary

“Mobbing, as a sociological term, means bullying of an individual by a group, in any context, such as a family, peer group, school, workplace, neighborhood, community, or online.” – Wikipedia

IMDB has created movie genre categories for mobbing and bullying.


Carrie, 1976: Carrie has psychic powers and lives with an abusive mother. The students at her school bully her regularly but the bullying transforms into mobbing and she is subjected to public humiliation, which triggers a violent response.

Trading Places, 1983: The villains use gang stalking techniques to settle a $1 bet. The movie makes it clear that these two are in the habit of identifying targets and destroying lives when the bet is made and one of the men states “the usual amount?”

Real Genius, 1985: The protagonists attack a fellow student using both mobbing and gang stalking. The targeted student is presented as an unsympathetic jerk who deserves what he gets, which sets up the scenes as comic relief. The mobbing is obvious and a lot of it looks like ‘college student pranks.’ The gang stalking is more insidious and includes a speaker installed in the target’s braces that’s used to convince him he is hearing voices. These combined attacks result in the targeted student slowly unraveling until he has a complete nervous breakdown – which is supposed to be funny.

The Cable Guy, 1996: Billed as a comedy because the characters are mostly extreme stereotypes and few (if any) generate a positive connection with the audience. The cable guy meets a random stranger while doing his job and then inserts himself into that man’s life. He and his friends proceed to tear the man apart socially and professionally for no apparent reason beyond not liking him as a person. While the targeted individual knows the perpetrators in the film, the techniques used do not require face-to-face interaction and are good examples of the types of things that occur in a gang stalking scenario. Because of the face-to-face interaction this also qualifies as mobbing. However, it’s an excellent illustration of group-think and the way an individual can be targeted for insignificant reasons, or no reason at all, simply because a group of people have bonded around the acts of stalking, hunting, mobbing, etc.

The Crucible, 1996: The Salem Witch Trials are an excellent historic backdrop for examining mobbing techniques.

Malèna, 2000: Malèna marries a man and moves to his hometown during WW2. She is very beautiful and attracts a lot of unwanted attention from local men. Her husband leaves town to fight in the war and the negative attention increases, despite Malèna’s best efforts to keep her distance. Her husband is reportedly killed and the women move from bullying to mobbing. Without community protection, Malèna is raped, forced into prostitution, publicly humiliated and publicly beaten. It is a difficult film to watch because of the way she is treated and because the movie is told from the perspective of a young boy who watches everything unfold, develops a boyhood crush on Malèna and is ‘helped’ through his changes into manhood by his father who takes him to a whorehouse to lose his virginity.

The Lives of Others, 2006: East Germany utilized gang stalking as a standard form of policing and controlling the general population. This movie shows the clandestine data gathering and general stalking aspects, while illustrating some of the ways the system was abused. It was an official government program so the motivations, methods and consequences for participants and targeted victims is different than would be found under different political circumstances. Excellent look at the power and control over other people that is gained through these techniques, even when the perpetrator’s identity is never revealed.

Penguins of Madagascar, 2014: The one plot twist that qualifies it as an example of gang stalking is the fact that Dave (the bad guy) has pulled together an army of octopi who have worked in secret to destroy a specific family of penguins (and all other penguins along with them) because of a grudge based on a perceived slight – the penguins themselves don’t remember having crossed paths with Dave or even know who he is. The movie is written to emulate a James Bond style action adventure movie, so the grudge and the working-in-shadows are all backstory.

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