Sorry to do this to you, dear readers, but we just found the dark side of cereal. These haunting photo illustrations that depict cartoon cereal characters gone bad almost make us never want to eat Cap'n Crunch again. Artist Guillermo Fajardo, along with graphic designer Jieying Li, created warped personalities for these beloved mascot. Thought Count Chocula's only vice was his love of chocolate? Turns out that he has recently been convinced to be a vampire-murderer and is ready to hunt.

Fajardo describes the idea:

This project is based on a personal point of view, taking all my child memories and turning them into a new sarcastic and adult vision, remaking all the cereal gang.

Sorry to have ruined your breakfast -- and your childhood -- forever.

Check out the photos below and see many more here.

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  • Frosted Flakes

  • Trix

  • Cap'n Crunch

  • Count Chocula

  • The Whole Gang