This post is branching out into a completely abiotic phenomenon that almost acts as though it's alive... and will EAT YOU ALIVE.
Here's a terrifying video from Mille Lacs Lake that shows a giant ice sheet ruthlessly crawling onto land. It may not look like a fast advance, but if you skip from the beginning to the end of the video I guarantee you will be amazed at how far a mini-glacier can proceed in 7 minutes.
But was this gradual expansion capable of causing the dramatic movement above (helpfully narrated by Minnesota accents)? No, this ice shove was probably made up of discrete chunks knows as ice floes instead of a single sheet. The secret ingredient that created the blob this past year was high winds! Gusts up to 40 mph pushed these floes in one direction across the lake and were powerful enough to keep nudging it up people's backyards. The friction they meet on land is outweighed by the force of the ice behind them piling up when the front slows down. Ice piles like this have been recorded to grow as high as 12 meters when they meet a sufficient barrier.
As tragic as that is, the real science fiction ice-related crime is Mr. Freeze from Batman and Robin.