A mum says her young daughter is obsessed with a demonic doll – that makes children twice her age cry.
Brittany Beard, 33, bought Creepy Chloe from a Halloween pop-up store for Briar, three, last month.
And she says the youngster has been obsessed with her new pal ever since – and doesn’t leave the house without the doll by her side.
Its eyes glow bright red on demand and there is a button inside which triggers a sweet giggling sound that turns into an evil laugh.
But the terrifying features don’t phase Briar, and she takes the doll to bed with her every night.
Brittany says she gets some funny looks from strangers when they see her daughter carrying the doll, and some children are frightened when they walk past.
And the mum-of-two says she feels like she has to stop people who are staring and explain to them that Briar loves Creepy Chloe, and it’s the doll she chose.
Brittany, from Orlando, Florida, said: “Spirit Halloween were in our neighbourhood and we always go there to get our supplies for the holiday season.
“When we were in the store, Briar fell in love with this doll and she begged me to buy it for her.
“At the same time, my eight-year-old daughter, Belle, was crying because she was terrified of it.
“My husband had to distract Belle while I bought Briar the doll because she was freaking out so much.
“She named the doll Chloe and now we refer to it as Creepy Chloe – for obvious reasons!
“I shared photos of Briar with the doll on Facebook and my post went viral – no one could believe that she wasn’t frightened by it.
“Briar treats the Chloe like any normal doll, dressing it in princess dresses and pushing it in a buggy when we go out shopping.
“Some people stop and stare and other kids give the doll a really wide birth – I feel like I have to stop and explain to everyone why she has it.
“But the truth is, I’m just as confused as anyone, because I love the fun, cute side of Halloween – I don’t know where she gets it from!”
You can follow Briar and Creepy Chloe’s future adventures on their Instagram page under the handle CreepyChloeandBriar.