Who Plays Bughuul In 'Sinister 2'? Meet The Man Behind The Terrifying Mask
Picture this: it's the middle of the night. You're laying in your bed after watching Sinister 2. You're a little on edge because the mangled face of the monstrous Bughuul haunts you. Your imagination starts to run wild. You think he's lurking in the dark, waiting to pounce on you and suck out your soul to feed his evil. In the depths of the darkness in your room, you see a face floating in the dark. Your heart starts racing. You freak out. You immediately turn on the light and what you thought was the floating face of Bughuul ends up being a hat hanging on your coat rack. You let out a sigh of relief and go back to bed... but sleep with the light on, just in case. However, there is no need to fear because the baddie in Sinister 2 is not real. Like every other horror villain, it's only a mask...and there's somebody behind that mask. The guy who plays Bughuul is named Nicholas King... and he's a regular person. Just like us!
This is the second time that King has donned the mask of Bughuul. Viewers were first introduced to him in Sinister when we first saw his habit of tormenting families and feeding on the souls of children. The stuntman/actor isn't a stranger to the horror world. He's done work in movies like Paranormal Activity 3. In Sinister 2, he continues to don a mask that is well on its way to become a fixture in the horror genre and a popular item at Halloween stores across the country.
Since the Sinister series has officially become a franchise, Bughuul has joined the ranks of recognizable terrifying faces (or should I say masks?) of horror that will forever freak us out in the middle night. I ranked Bughuul among some of the best horrific faces and masks from iconic horror and slasher flick franchises just to see how scary it is.
8. The Fisherman In I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
He's basically the Gorton's Fisherman with a hook. This was during the height of the "teen slasher movie of '90s" craze and wasn't the greatest, but I'll watch the hell out of it any time it's on cable.
7. Bughuul In Sinister (2012)
He's the rookie of the group and is terrifying enough to be ahead of a deadly guy who sells fishsticks, but hasn't reached iconic status...yet.
6. Pinhead In Hellraiser (1987)
I saw this movie at a young age. I thought Pinhead was living in my closet. Now, he just looks like a creepy dude going through acupuncture therapy.
5. Ghostface In Scream (1996)
To this day, Scream remains one of my favorite slasher flicks. In fact, it's one of my favorite movies in general. It flipped the genre on its head and introduced a serial killer mask that is scary, but flirts with being comedic.
4. Leatherface In Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
Leatherface scared the crap out of me... to the point of tears. Nothing has really changed.
3. Freddy Krueger In A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
It's amazing how a single movie like this can make you not want to sleep for the rest of your life.
2. Jason Voorhees In Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
The signature goalie mask horror fans have grown to love and be terrified of didn't appear in the franchise until the third installment. Since then, I've never been able to look at hockey the same.
1. Michael Myers In Halloween (1978)
It's amazing how a painted William Shatner mask can become a totem of terror and fear.
Even though Bughuul is the new kid on the block, his face is scary enough to be in good company.
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