#AtoZChallenge: Ghouls

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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 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge: Ghouls

  1. 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!

    1. 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™‚

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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™‚

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