Disturbing in the same way Witkin hits somewhere in the cortex that is deeply unsettling, akin to the man taking photos of his mother having sex with younger men. This is about dolls representing people, primarily young being manipulated by powerful others into positions of cartoon torture. Not sure whether this is meant to titillate, reflect or critique certain social values and it is up to the viewer to draw their own conclusions. But what it does do is make you confront the fact this occurs as the images deal with various childhood atrocities.
It may be easier to pretend it does not exist or alternatively there may be others who see these as a blueprint. But for me they are disturbing