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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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Collecting tricks and treats from retailers as they went by, everyone got on board and dished out plenty of ghoulish goodies.
WHETHER you're looking for fun all-day activities, excuses to enjoy dressing yourself and the kids in all your best ghoulish get-up, or just an educational trip out over half-term, there's plenty of fantastic days out available across the local region.
Many of the ghoulish entrants had turned up early to the "make-up party", paying up to PS25 each for a professional zombie makeover.
BBC1, 9.00pm Mark Gatiss (below) has always had a love of storytelling, especially for the ghastly and the ghoulish, but has always wondered where it comes from.
CILLA BLACK'S family have criticised "ghoulish" fans who gatecrashed her burial and took photos as she was laid to rest.
Monster 500 characters marry a child's love of cars with the ghoulish and gross--the perfect combo.
There will be some spooky goings on over the next couple of weeks with Halloween around There will be some spooky goings on over the next couple of weeks with Halloween around the corner, so it's time to get your house ready for some ghoulish fun.
Eerie events including creepy crafts, ghoulish games, Zombie takeovers, wizards, witches and even flying falcons will be on offer throughout the Halloween halfterm build-up.
Nonetheless, the email was characterized as "creepy" and "ghoulish."
FRIGHT night may not be upon us yet - but this band of ghoulish creatures are enough to send a shiver up your spine early.
From terrifying treats to ghoulish glamour, follow 7DAYS' tips for Halloween shopping