No one would really ever expect one of the adorable monsters from Pokémon to serve as inspiration for something really terrifying, right? Well, according to the director of the upcoming film Kong: Skull Island, Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Cubone served as part of the inspiration for his "Skull Crawler" monster. Vogt-Roberts credits a few other sources for the inspiration for this monster, including No-Face from Spirited Away, the first Angel in Evangelion, and a monster from the original 1933 King Kong film. According to Vogt-Roberts, this new monster is meant to be "this crazy cross-section of what my original take on it would be."
Hit the jump to see Vogt-Roberts' full quote on the matter!