Bagul, also known as Buhguul, is the main antagonist of the 2012 British-American horror film Sinister and its sequel.

When true-crime novelist Ellison Oswalt uncovers and watches a series of morbid Super 8 film strips, he unwittingly releases an ancient Babylonian deity that feeds on children.


Bagul takes the form of a human-like figure with mottled gray skin and stringy, shoulder-length black hair. He has two large milky eyes set deep in his dark sockets, and his mouth appears to be covered with a translucent black membrane. He generally wears a black suit jacket and a salmon-colored collared shirt.

Powers and Abilities

Bagul possesses the following powers and abilities:

  • Teleportation
  • Telekinesis
  • Shape-shifting
  • Influence of children
  • Psychological manipulation


Bagul succeeds in kidnapping young Ashley, taking her into the film strip with him.


  • Bagul is portrayed by Nicholas King.

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