A ghoul is a foul undead creature that originates from Arabian folklore. Described as a type of demon and even jinn, these monsters are said to dwell in graveyards and other uninhabited areas. According to folklore, they are crafty shapeshifters and take on the forms of animals in order to lure unwary people into their territory so that they may devour them.
Ghouls have appeared in many works of popular culture including, video games, literature and films. Due to their nature of feeding on human flesh and lingering in graveyards, ghouls have sometimes been misconceived as being related to vampires or zombies.