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ghoul

(in Muslim legend) an evil demon thought to eat human bodies, either stolen corpses or children
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The ghost promises he could deliver a tale of such fantastic horror, it would "harrow up" Prince Hamlet's soul, "freeze" his blood, and transform him into a vision of stellar ghoulishness.
Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett - will unleash their twisted sense of humor during this LIVE one-night Fathom event taking aim at the outdated effects, melodramatic acting and the inherent ghoulishness of the legendary Vincent Price in the 1959 cult classic House on Haunted Hill.
Surely we can't be such a soulless society that we need to legislate against such sick ghoulishness.
Hang a nine-inch megaball of light from the ceiling to cast a freakish glow on pumpkin garland, or add a touch of ghoulishness with Halloween windsocks and black and orange balloons.
TIS Halloween on Sunday which means this weekend the city's gay bars and clubs will be decorating like crazy to try to outdo the competition in terms of ghoulishness.
But by far the greater majority will be drawn from the sad-by-proxy masses as much drawn by ghoulishness as was dear old Blanche, late of Coronation Street, who relished what she called "a good funeral".
There is a gentle ghoulishness to Burton's films, including ``Beetlejuice'' (1988), ``Edward Scissorhands (1990) and ``The Nightmare Before Christmas'' (1993).
I watched Crime Watch UK for the first time in ages this week, partly out of curiosity, but largely out of ghoulishness given that it was Fiona Bruce's first time presenting since the murder of Jill Dando.
Presumably, Blaine imagines he's playing some dark joke on our ghoulishness and if he survives intact and a few million richer, I guess that makes him mad and brilliant.