*SPOILER ALERT!* Yes and no. It took a lot of thinking through, but there are several clues to what he is in the movie. 1. The children write "Mr. Boogie" as the name of the creature in their drawings. 2. He kidnaps children and carries them away into a netherworld. and 3. His name "Bughuul" is the middle-english "Boggle" - a creature which later became known in the English speaking world as "The Boogeyman." I believe that "Bughuul" is The Boogeyman. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bogeyman The Boogeyman legend has been told to generations of children to scare them into obedience. "Be good or the Boogeyman will get you!" Basically, he's a demon that lives in another dimension and kidnaps children and carries them away. Although... "Sinister's" claim that he "lives in images" is something I haven't seen anywhere else. Another good scary movie about the boogeyman is this one. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boogeyman_(film)
The story of Bughuul is not real. It is a casted story that was written by Scott Derrickson. However, the story was written about a true crime novelist of how the family was murdered. You can see full cast of the story on http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1922777/.
Bughuul is Moloch. Moloch is one of the demons who fell to earth with lucifer and 11 other "fallen angels/demons". Moloch is the demon of child sacrifice. Moloch takes the souls of children. Bughuul is just another way of saying moloch "king".
By the way this Boogeyman or Bugghuul is an ancient Albanian Mythology known as SHTRIGA the one that goes to children's steal theyre dreams and feeds with theyre soul, it was used to fear children to not let them do bad things and listen theyre parents....it was made even an episode at Supernatural season 4 about SHTRIGA (normal movie is fake but story is based on true mythology names, etc)
Goddess's honest truth is that Bugghhuul is true because in my religion we follow and worship a god and a goddess but in my friends religion she has deity's to follow and buugghuul is one of them, so there is a religious outlook on this subject
Look the story of bughuul or ghuul go's back to old Persia about 2500 years ago ghuul was used to scare children to obediens the real story isn't as scary as the movie but it almost the same as the english "boogeyman" and in none of the story's the character is real so there is no way that bughuul is real.
the thing aint real. its just a myth to scare children and big people if you look into it at the perspective of the child.... what is REAL tho is psychotic people in this world that shoot other people for no reason and behead people and in other words KILL. why u be worried about some damn bughuul?! worry bout the people around you. they the frikkin bitches that can hurt you
yes this is real at the begging of the movie it says based on a true story and bughuul is a actual demon that the christians believe in that if a child sees him they get kidnaped so the story of bughuul is true and he can be worshiped.
Sigh...ok,...firstly, this is based upon a movie...and it is, just a movie. There are several tropes in this movie that play on our cultural fears. Firstly, most cultures have a "boogieman", a supernatural being that spirit away wayward children. And it's not surprising that most cultures have it because...da-da-dahhhh!!!!...most cultures have lazy parents who can't get their kids to do what they tell them to do. Nothing puts the fire under your butt to get home before dark than a supernatural being coming to eat you. Now, back to the tropes in the movie: digging yourself deeper. The act of getting in over your head, the main character played by Ethan Hawke, spurred on by his need to write another blockbuster book, continues to pursue the films and their meanings even after several scary as shit things happen to him and his family. My christian friends might know his sin. Any guess? Pride. He just can't leave well enough alone...and it costs him. In fact, he is so "hell-bound" (yes the pun was intended), that he moves his family into the very house the most recent murders took place in. That's not dedication, it's obsession.