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Broken (1993)

| Short, Music | Video 1993
Trent Reznor presents his dark vision of the EP 'Broken' by telling the story of a man kidnapped and forced to watch Nine Inch Nails videos, disturbing in their own right, while being ... See full summary »

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Trent Reznor presents his dark vision of the EP 'Broken' by telling the story of a man kidnapped and forced to watch Nine Inch Nails videos, disturbing in their own right, while being tortured. Written by Alan Eisinger <aeisinger@macalester.edu>

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Apart from the music videos for "Wish" and "Happiness In Slavery" that can be found on Nine Inch Nails' video compilation/documentary Closure (1997), the movie has never seen an official release, mainly due to the fear of the public mistaking the realistic violence for an actual snuff film. The videos for "Help Me I Am In Hell" and "Gave Up" on Closure (1997) were actually not included in the movie, but are alternate versions. It is a common misconception that the entire movie can be found on Closure (1997). Trent Reznor has hinted heavily that the movie will make it's way onto the DVD release of Closure, and clips from it were shown on the official promotional 'Collected' DVD released in May, 2005. See more »

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Help Me I Am in Hell
Written and Produced by Trent Reznor
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Mildly disturbing Nine Inch Nails pseudo snuff video.
9 April 2006 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

"Broken" is an infamous Nine Inch Nails pseudo-snuff video that it's not as shocking as it's reputed to be.In fact "Despair" by SPK easily tops it with its authentic footage of autopsies and corpse abuse.Basically a psychotic man picks up a teenager.The kid is trussed up in the killer's cellar.Then the murderer,who wears plastic mask like the snuff filmmakers from "Last House on Dead End Street",begins to cut his victim with a straight razor.After that he burns the teen with a blowtorch,cuts off his penis,beats,sodomizes and finally dismembers the kid with a chainsaw.Admittedly "Broken" is pretty graphic in the gore department and it may upset some people,but I have seen much more shocking video clips including infamous Necrophagia "Blood Freak" and "Burning Moon Sickness" videos."Broken" is directed to look like a home video with very amateurish hand held camera-work and sloppy editing.Still the gore effects are rather convincing,especially castration scene.If you are a fan of Trent Reznor or gore-hound give it a look.


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