Thought-provoking art uses children as famous and classic horror characters – with terrifying results

This terrifying photography art shows horrific images of children as famous and classic horror characters.

A CHILD DRESSED AS SILENT HILL CHARACTERS

CHILDREN DRESSED AS SILENT HILL CHARACTERS

Brit Bentine, from Houston, Texas, has created the disturbing series of photos using extravagant make-up, costumes and backdrops.

The 31-year-old – who has been a photographer for six years – claims she’s inspired by everything she sees and wants the images to be open to interpretation.

A CHILD DRESSED AS JIGSAW FROM THE MOVIE SAW

A CHILD DRESSED AS JIGSAW FROM THE MOVIE SAW

She creates the horror scenes by herself and works with make-up artist such as Lady Bertina, Kristen St James and Angela Jarman to get the perfect terrifying look.

Brit said: “I’ve always enjoyed working with children and I think it just fit because it isn’t something you see everyday in these themes in photography.

A CHILD DRESSED AS VAMPIRE LEFT AND SNOW WHITE RIGHT

A CHILD DRESSED AS VAMPIRE LEFT AND SNOW WHITE RIGHT

“As weird as it sounds I want everyone to have their own interpretation, the message is simple – what do you see?

“I’m literally inspired by everything, especially stuff like paintings, music, fashion, dreams etc.

“I’ve had so much feedback from people and it seems that they usually either love it or really hate it – honestly though, most of the hate comes from the world of the internet.”

CHILDREN DRESSED AS VICTORIAN HORROR FICTION CHARACTERS

CHILDREN DRESSED AS VICTORIAN HORROR FICTION CHARACTERS

Brit sources her amazing costumes for the shoots from all over the world – and works with Staci Rizner on some custom made designs.

Some of her work is inspired by characters from horror films such as Edward Scissorhands, Jigsaw and the Joker.

With other images, Brit uses inspiration from all over the world to create her thought-provoking horror image art.

CHILDREN RE-ENACTING ALICE IN WONDERLANDS TEA PARTY

CHILDREN RE-ENACTING ALICE IN WONDERLANDS TEA PARTY

Brit said: “I just love working with children, they have a lot of fun with it and are just natural in front of the camera.

“Also when I first started shooting these looks I was photographing my own children.

A CHILD DRESSED AS A HALLOWEEN DOLL

A CHILD DRESSED AS A HALLOWEEN DOLL

“I can work with children as young as 1 year, when working with babies however less make-up is used and more editing is involved.

“This isn’t just a project for Halloween either, it’s something I’ve been working on all year round.”