London-based duo Becky & Joe are back with another brilliantly funny but utterly creepy animation in their Don't Hug Me I'm Scared series.

After racking up almost 14 million views on YouTube with the two-year-old original, Becky & Joe seem to have decided its time for another instalment of Don't Hug Me I'm Scared. After riffing on the concept of creativity and time in the first two films respectively, for Don't Hug Me I'm Scared 3 the directing duo are taking on love. It begins innocently enough – well as innocent as you can get with a picnic comprised of raw chicken, before going all unicorn and flowers – and finishing up with a horrible payoff. And like the prequels, it's all set to a catchy tune.

You can watch Don't Hug Me I'm Scared and Don't Hug Me I'm Scared 2 below.

Using a mixture of animation techniques including puppetry, stop-motion and digital, for Don't Hug Me I'm Scared 2 Becky & Joe have brought the familiar characters back to life and introduced a new character called Tony The Talking Clock (above) for the disturbing sequel.

The duo have previously made music videos for Tame Impala and Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and have also designed window displays for Selfridges.