Saturday, January 26, 2013

Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls

Why have ghouls never gotten their due? They eat human flesh, just like zombies. The word "ghoul" is fun to say. Try it. They've been around a long time in the shadows of more glamorous monsters like vampires, werewolves, zombies, just waiting for their shot to step into the spotlight. But nothing. 

I blame the monsterarchy. Keeping ghouls down. Even the Creature From the Black Lagoon gets more respect than your average ghoul. 

Quick, name three movies about ghouls. 

There's Ghoulies. Then there's Ghoulies 2. Then there's Ghoulies 3 (if they made a Ghoulies 3) Then there's...

The Ghoul(1975) starring Peter Cushing. A good movie, yes, but hardly anyone has ever seen it. If you want ghouls may I suggest The Monster Club, a 1981 horror anthology where the third story is all about, you guessed it... 

Ghouls! As drawn by artist John Bolton. The third and final story in the Monster Club is about a village of ghouls that...

Well, you shall see, you shall see. 

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