#AtoZChallenge: Ghouls

08 Apr


This is my first year participating in the A to Z Challenge. The list of participants can be found here. Thanks to Arlee Bird and the co-hosts for hosting this awesome challenge. Check out the site here.

I’m also participating in a mini-hop that got started on theme reveal day when a few of us realized we had similar themes. Β It’s called Supernatural A to Z. Click below to check out the list of participants. Β πŸ™‚


Ghouls are associated with graveyards and have the desire to consume human flesh. The term Ghoul was first used in 1786. There are many popular pieces of literature that have Ghouls in them. The first one is the Anita Blake series by Laurell K. Hamilton. Another series is The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. Β These are just to name a few. There are also popular games such the Castlevania series, Vampire: The Masquerade and Vampire: The Requiem, and Fallout that have Ghouls. Some popular movies or tv shows are Supernatural, Night of the Living Dead film series, and Tales from the Crypt. All of these have their own description of the term but all they have consuming human flesh.


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23 responses to “#AtoZChallenge: Ghouls

  1. Sukanya Ramanujan

    04/08/2014 at 10:52 am

    Are ghouls considered different from ghosts?

    • sjledge2

      04/08/2014 at 12:45 pm

      Yes, they are. Ghosts are spirits of people who have died and ghouls are living creatures who feast on the flesh of dead people. πŸ™‚

      • Sukanya Ramanujan

        04/08/2014 at 8:55 pm

        Thanks for clearing that up!

  2. renatabu

    04/08/2014 at 10:59 am

    Hi there from a fellow A to Z blogger. I really liked your post on Ghouls and all of your others in the challenge so far. Good luck with the challenge and see you further down the alphabet!

    • sjledge2

      04/08/2014 at 12:21 pm

      thanks for stopping by. Good luck to you as well. πŸ™‚

  3. Alex J. Cavanaugh

    04/08/2014 at 11:54 am

    Ironically, I don’t think Dungeons and Dragons used ghouls. Not sure why.

    • sjledge2

      04/08/2014 at 12:34 pm

      I was surprised to find out D and D wasn’t listed under the popular culture section.

  4. Sophie Duncan

    04/08/2014 at 11:56 am

    What’s the difference between a ghoul and a zombie?
    Sophie’s Thoughts & Fumbles – A to Z Ghosts
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    • sjledge2

      04/08/2014 at 12:32 pm

      Hi Sophie,
      A Ghoul is known to eat the flesh of dead bodies and can shapeshift. It is a term used to describe some humans (cannibals). Zombies are already dead and feast on a live person. πŸ™‚

  5. Micah Ackerman

    04/08/2014 at 12:46 pm

    George Romero originally called the zombies in “Night of the Living Dead” Ghouls, it was only later that zombies became the popular term. Great post, I’m glad to find another blog that talks about horror.

    • sjledge2

      04/08/2014 at 9:36 pm

      Interesting. I didn’t know that. I think I need to watch Night of the Living Dead. Haven’t seen it before.

  6. djinnia

    04/08/2014 at 2:14 pm

    so creepy! i can’t believe they didn’t have harry potter on the list either. the weasleys have a ghoul that lives in the attic. strange. but then those are harmless unlike the ones you describe.

    • sjledge2

      04/08/2014 at 9:35 pm

      I know I was surprised at the list, too. Maybe someone will update that list one day. πŸ™‚

  7. kborman

    04/08/2014 at 7:02 pm

    Oh man, I used to love the show Tales from the Crypt. Thanks for bringing back my memories!

    Kate at Daily discovery

    • sjledge2

      04/08/2014 at 9:33 pm

      It was one of my favorites. I wish there were more like it on tv. πŸ™‚

  8. TraceyLynnTobin

    04/08/2014 at 7:13 pm

    I’ve always enjoyed the term “ghoul”. In my zombie apocalypse novel the characters use the word “ghoul” at first because it feels less insane than the word “zombie”. lol
    Excellent entry. πŸ™‚

    • sjledge2

      04/08/2014 at 9:33 pm

      Thanks. Sounds like an interesting novel. πŸ™‚

  9. Tasha Duncan-Drake (@beren_writes)

    04/09/2014 at 3:59 am

    Ghouls make my skin crawl – I think it’s the whole cannibalistic part that does it. *shudder*
    Tasha’s Thinkings – AtoZ (Vampires)
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    • sjledge2

      04/09/2014 at 10:58 am

      They are gross that’s for sure.

  10. Patricia Lynne (@plynne_writes)

    04/09/2014 at 7:35 pm

    I haven’t read many stories with ghouls in them and the ones I have haven’t had them as anything but briefly mentioned characters.

    ~Patricia Lynne~
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, YA Author

  11. Beverly (@Bevimus)

    04/18/2014 at 1:34 pm

    I hate to admit I’m a fan of the Anita Blake series, though it’s definitely gone downhill.

    • sjledge2

      04/18/2014 at 2:26 pm

      I love the Anita Blake series. It’s one of my favorites.


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