Former child star Haley Joel Osment and 90210 actress Jessica Stroup have taken part in a bizarre new video which features a group of strangers slapping one another in the face.

The Amazing Spider-Man actress Hannah Marks and Victorious co-stars Matt Bennett and Liz Gillies also agreed to participate in Chronicle director Max Landis' new social experiment.

He says, "The theory I had was that violence minus aggression is intimacy. It's the idea of trusting someone to hit you and it being a social interaction. A slap, mitigated by permission, is a hug."

The Slap video was inspired by the recent viral clip The Kiss, which featured strangers smooching.