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Ten of the bloodiest bedtime stories

Remember the cosy nights of your childhood tucked up in bed as mummy or daddy read you softly to sleep?

Well have a read of this lot and you may discover that the tales you remember fondly are actually pretty gruesome.

From the Little Mermaid’s suicide to Geppetto the child hating carpenter in Pinocchio, the shine applied to the Disney adaptation wears off upon closer inspection.

Tales of fathers selling daughters, matricide, serial wife killing and cannibalism. Sleep well children...

Click here or on the image above for ten bloody bedtime stories