Brazilian prank TV show Câmera Escondida have pretty much made it their remit to stage elaborate stunts that terrify the unsuspecting Brazilian public. Previous pranks have seen them scare the hell out of subway passengers with a fake ghost girl and stage a pretty convincing zombie apocalypse.
Their latest hidden camera setup involves perhaps their most elaborate yet, a full-on alien invasion. It involves passengers being driven along in a cab when the car suddenly comes to a stop and the driver gets out.
He then appears to get caught in a tractor beam and suddenly disappears. As the street lamps flicker a UFO appears above in the trees glowing neon like a mini, lower budget version of the ship from Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
For many that might be the end of the prank, but no, not Câmera Escondida. Things are merely getting going. Because after it appears the ship then floats to the ground, the doors open and ugly-looking aliens emerge, and begin making their way towards the people in the cars, peering and roaring at the windows.
It's no surprise to see that the people inside are screaming with terror and hugging each other for dear life at this point. Enough is enough, you might be saying to yourself now. But no the prank hasn't reached its limit, not until the aliens actually open the car doors, enter inside the vehicles and grab at the trembling victims as they scream despair.
You have to hand it to Câmera Escondida, no punches are pulled here. The people at the receiving end of this prank must surely get some free therapy as part of the deal.
If you were wondering what it might be like to be inside the car fearing for your life, Câmera Escondida have released a 360 video to give you an idea. Check it out below.