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Bedtime story 'Goodnight Westeros' will scare the Hodor out of you

Mashable has taken the classic children's book "Goodnight Moon" and given it a "Game of Thrones" remix that's not safe for kids. Because in Westeros, the night is dark and full of terrors.

In the dark, cutthroat world of Westeros and Essos, even the children's books are scary. Mashable's Watercooler channel posted a video this week reimagining Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd's popular children's book "Goodnight Moon" in the blood-filled world of "Game of Thrones."

The clip, titled "Goodnight Westeros," opens with cheery children's music, but gets much darker as soon as the first line is spoken. The room isn't green, as it is in the children's book, but blood-stained, and gone are the pictures of cows jumping over the moon, replaced by direwolves ripping out throats.

Whereas "Goodnight Moon" is a book meant to lull our chubby cherubs to the magical world of dreams, "Goodnight Westeros" better prepares Westerosi children for a world where any day may be their last, no matter whether they're young or old, brave or cowardly, Stark or Lannister.

Watch the video above to hear the story of "Goodnight Westeros" for yourself, but please don't share it with your little ones. Because while Westeros may be a bloody place where betrayal and death lurks around every corner, the world we live in isn't quite as dark or full of terrors.