Monster of the Week: Bagul

I didn’t want to move here.

Films Synopsis: Inspired by a nightmare that co-writer Robert Cargill had after watching the Ring, Sinister plots the course of a family torn apart by an ancient demon. Heavy on jump scares but with a talented cast, atmosphere and terrifying and memorable antagonist, 2012s Sinister left audience with a whole new horror icon – Bagul.

When true-crime writer Ellison Oswalt moves into a new home, family in tow, he soon uncovers some disturbing home-made film footage depicting the violent death of several families across the US. After investigating, and seeing first-hand the entity behind the slayings, Ellison flees his new abode, bringing his family out of danger, or so he thinks.

Like any good horror monster, Bagul, portrayed in the film as an ancient Babylonian deity who demands sacrifice, follows the family in a terrifying and of course, sinister finale. It’s a modern horror film thru and thru with jump-scares, sinister music and the iconic character of Bagul who makes for great D&D converting – so lets get to it.



If you see something that looks like it needs improving, re-balancing, editing or formatting, please leave a comment or shoot me an email ! I want these designs to be the best they can be!

But what do you think, is Bagul too terrifying a figure for your players to encounter given his chosen victims? Or does his very existence deserve its own quest to send this demon to an finale fit for a demigod? Download my rendition of Bagul in pdf format for your campaign and make your characters fear the watchful eyes of even the most innocent looking of children on their adventures.

And, if you want to get this and all the creatures to date in a single, indexed PDF as well as a handy-dandy Fantasy Ground version of these creatures, consider heading over to my Patreon and becoming a Patron!

BONUS:  What exactly does the ending mean?

Published by Jesse B

Eclectic taste for horror and dark fantasy

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