When the Professor drove up and gave us Vargas' whole history, it blew my mind. The big lug hadn't even been on screen yet and already he was completely known.You know, when you say Giant From the Unknown, I certainly don't picture someone who's only six six and whose entire life history is known. I mean, addmittedly, he's probably as tall or taller than Karloff's Frankenstein, even counting the elevator shoes, but I was originally picturing someone a couple stories high.
I do consider Creature From the Black Lagoon a classic, though. The effects are amazing for the time period.
Creature is one of my favorite old monster flicks, too. Those underwater shots are truly incredible.