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The Clown Downstairs

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Mar 10, 2010 | 1:36 PM EST

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There's a peculiar creature in the cellar, and the little brown bug is growing hungry.

My first Newgrounds submission, and my first attempt at a flash animation.

EDIT: For the addition to the featured movies list for today - thanks to everyone for voting!
EDIT: And another big thanks for Daily 2nd!



Rated 3.5 / 5 stars


the drawing was good ,but there is no story at all its like a shock movie

also what is you're inspiration for the clown ?

JohnDavidHeptinstall responds:

I didn't have any inspiration that I know of - Its a character I randomly doodled in college on the back of a paper scrap - it just turned into a clown out of complete chance back then and I never intended at that time to do anything with the character - and the situation I just came up with in a rush (Hence the lack of plot) - I just thought "This sounds pretty vile, I'll do this" lol - thanks for the review!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Clown-o-phobia to the utterly tip top max

Wow... Just wow. Many thoughts are within my mind as to what I'm trying to make out of this short. A zombie clown? Suffering victim of bad performance? Condemned to be locked up for being insane? So many possibilities and only a few possible answers...

Animation: Stunning, even for a first timer. You must have been practicing!
Sound/Music: Suitable for the situation
Plot: I think I kinda typed that out before moving onto this part, but also slight creepyness, disgust and wonder. Kind of makes me wish to find out what happened to the clown...

Hm... Maybe Tricky's long lost brother? *Giggles*

I have to give a 10/10 for this. It's just so... grossly mysterious...

JohnDavidHeptinstall responds:

Thankyou very much - And I'll be sure to explain the clown's past in a future vid


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


Love the concept and art style but yeah a little on the short side.

JohnDavidHeptinstall responds:

Thanks for the words!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Cool idea

I liked the art style in the flash and the overall idea but holy crap is it creepy... you should do another one since its really short.

JohnDavidHeptinstall responds:

I hope to in the future - thankyou!


Rated 5 / 5 stars


its interesting.I expected something like that clown monster from the film\boo IT but you got me :P and there is a feeling i get when i see maneating monsters that may be best discribed as one of the following -Slay /Exorcise/Wup/ Destroy/kill the damn monster but the ones i feel like killing are the bugs- i am seriosly gona enter ur video and squash meat eating bugs xDi feel sorry for that clown lol but the bugs- no mercy for them lolz

JohnDavidHeptinstall responds:

Sympathy for the clown was the main thing I wanted to evoke really -thanks!