Monster of the Week: Animated Statue (Hoboman)

All art is dangerous.

Films Synopsis: In the petty world of art criticism, where money talks and talent walks, the works of a psychotic artist are uncovered by a struggling careerist hoping to make a name in the scene. Despite his final wishes that his art be destroyed, his paintings soon set the art world afire, unleashing his vengeful spirit in the process.

Staring Jake Gyllenhaal as a morally bankrupt critic, alongside an ensemble cast, Netflix’s Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) gives viewers a spotty, uneven look into the West Coast art scene. A convoluted slasher, Buzzsaw offered a new world filled with quirky and memorable characters, who one-by-one are picked off by the supernatural villain.

As a satirical horror, Velvet Buzzsaw throws out some intriguing concepts, wrapped in a unique setting but has some choppy delivery. What it does offer, is a familiar D&D trope – the animated statue!



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, are Animated Statues too artistic for your table? Or will your players finally uncover a muse suitable to their liking? Download my rendition of an Animated Statue in pdf format for your campaign and make your realize the utility of a show-stopping performance!

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:  Check out the Figurine


  • Open SRD
  • IMDB
  • 5E Monster Manual
  • 5E Dungeon Master’s Guide
  • Volo’s Guide To Monsters
  • Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes

Published by Jesse B

Eclectic taste for horror and dark fantasy

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