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WATCH new horror short THE CLOWN ATTACKS right here, from Executive Producer Scott Lyus & Writer/Director Martin Stocks!

The Clown Attacks is a short, silent film, which shows the ‘killer clown pranks’ from the perspective of Chuckles – a good-natured, happy clown. His best efforts to entertain and amuse the public now just cause vitriolic anger and outrage. With Chuckles’ livelihood gone he makes a drastic and irreversible choice.

Written and directed by comedy writer Martin Stocks – the story starts in a similar style to a Buster Keaton silent comedy, before taking a darker turn. Horror production company Crossroad Pictures present The Clown Attacks via their Youtube Channel, with Scott Lyus, award-winning director of Silently Within Your Shadow acting as Executive Producer. 

Andrew Shire, from Broken Toaster TV, brings Chuckles to life with an amusing physical performance, bringing a sensitive subtlety to the character, coupled with a darkness simmering under the surface of his pantomime exterior. 

Cinematographer Neal Parsons brings his visual flair to The Clown Attacks and composer Ed Harris created the original score.

Please watch and share.

About the crew:

Martin Stocks is a writer and producer of comedy and has recently moved into directing. His feature film Humble Pie is in development with Artful Films & Productions, with the screenplay commended by BAFTA in 2016. Short comedy horror The Ex is in post-production with him co-directing with regular collaborator Gareth Brown. Twitter: @Stocks1986 

Neal Parsons is a London based Cinematographer with over 5 years’ experience in producing short-films, branded content and corporate promos for audiences world-wide. As a camera operator he’s worked on TV dramas for Sky and ITV, as well as on factual, obs/doc, shows for BBC and Channel 4. The Clown Attacks is his 7th short film, with preparations on-going for new projects with Crossroad Pictures, Three Pegs Productions and the upcoming Silent Child project with Slick Showreels. Twitter: @neal_parsons

Scott Lyus is a filmmaker known for his story/character driven horror and thriller films. His festival hit Silently Within Your Shadow won Best Short Film at The Karloff Awards 2016 as well picking up several nominations, playing 40+ film festivals to date. His latest short Echoes of the Passed is in post-production after a successful crowd funding campaign where the project hit number 1 on Indiegogo’s Top Film Projects list. Twitter: @scottlyus

Andrew Shire is a talented comic performer who has a unique blend of comedy, intensity and charisma. He has appeared in feature films, shorts and TV series – including Law and Order UK. He forms part of comedy collective Broken Toaster TV. Twitter: @andrewshireuk

Ed Harris has created scores for numerous films ranging from thriller, drama, comedy and horror. He is a regular collaborator with Scott Lyus and Crossroad Pictures having scored all of Scott’s films, including Silently Within Your Shadow and the upcoming Echoes of the Passed. Twitter: @MusicbyEdHarris


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