Universal Orlando releases new details about Skull Island: Reign of Kong creatures

King Kong is not the only thing you will encounter when you venture to Skull Island later this summer on Universal Orlando’s new state of the art attraction, Skull Island: Reign of Kong.

There will be several other creatures you will come face to face with, each one just as terrifying as the next.  And Universal Orlando just released the creepy new details about these creepy crawlies.

Some of these creatures include:


Arachno-claw – These carnivorous arachnids move throughout the swampy underworld of the island’s dark caverns, foraging for dead or injured creatures. The six-legged scavenger uses its crab-like claws to crush its prey before feasting on the remains.


Carnictis – The giant, slug-like Carnictis lacks eyes or facial features. But its gaping, oozing mouth—ringed with sharp, jagged teeth—is a distinguishing feature that allows this slow but relentless creature to feed on dead and wounded beings that have succumbed to the wretched, murky chasms of the island.


Decarnocimex – One of the largest and most aggressive cave-dwelling inhabitants on the island, the Decarnocimex will attack anything smaller or weaker that dares to cross its path. These vicious insects tear apart their prey with their razor-sharp mandibles and two-bladed forearms.


Terapusmordax – These are the largest flying predators on the island, with wingspans up to 10 feet. They live in colonies within the island’s interior caverns and are easily provoked. Spearing victims with lethal talons, they use large carnivorous fangs to penetrate anything—or anyone—caught in their jaws of death.


Vastatosaurus rex – The V. Rex is the largest, most intimidating dinosaur that roams the island’s dense jungles. Despite its large, bulky head and tough leathery skin, it’s an agile predator, changing direction at high speeds and ripping into its prey with razor-sharp teeth.

You’ll be able to experience all of these creatures up close and personal during your excursion to Skull Island.

Universal also released episode 3 of Myth Explorer, where Erin and her crew make new discoveries while they venture further into Skull Island.  Erin discovers what appears to be the remains of the above mentioned Terapusmordax and Carnictis.

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