Dunkelziffer Tentacles Creeping Us Out for sake of Child Safety

German agency Dunkelziffer has released a disturbing PSA reminding viewers of the long term effects of sexual abuse on children, throughout their lives. Girls and women in the TV ad have their space invaded by long hairy phallic slug-like tentacles.

Girl threatened by tentacle of abuse

“If sexually abused children never get help, they never outgrow their trauma.” We’re shown the ways in which memories are triggered by the reading of a fairytale, mention of an uncle, the touch of a lover…

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The Tentacle ad was developed at Red Rabbit, Hamburg, by creative directors Oliver Seltmann and Jan Fröscher, copywriters/art directors Joakim Reveman, Bjoern Ruehmann, Matthew Branning.

Filming was shot by The Vikings, via Rokkit, London, with director of photography Sam Brown, editor Paul Hardcastle at Trim, and producer Luke Jacobs. Sound was designed at 750 mph.