A History of Phantoms, Ghouls, and Other Spirits of the Dead – P.G. Maxwell-Stuart
I’m actually still reading this book and since it is Halloween for most Westerners, All Saint’s Day for us Third Worlders, this piece of work is a must. No it’s not something you’ll gobble up like a movie, but rather, an in-depth look, more on reporting. A Stephen King or Clive Barker would do just fine for the dark, eerie stories but this one should be your reference.
Read it. You’ll find the book very interesting.