Erik Gardner (Director) was looking to add a little bit of mythology to his script, and I offered that what better mythology is there than the Mythos? So I aimed to do a throwback movie cover reminiscent of the oldschool exploitative horror flicks with a little bit of Cthonian influence to spice things up.
My primary influence;
"Flowing tentacles and pulpy gray-black, elongated sack of a body... no distinguishing features at all other than the reaching, groping tentacles. Or was there-yes-a lump in the upper body of the thing... a container of sorts for the brain."
- Brian Lumley, The Burrowers Beneath.