In the original they had only an arm and the head. The complete costume was missing during most of the shoot. Later they put something together to get some shots but they had to work with the head and arm only.
This actually made it scarier because they could only show it for a few seconds and most of the movie was shot from the point of view of the creature. I think movies where you don't get a good look at the creature are much better than the ones where they show it all the time. It adds the element of surprise and you are not sure what the dang thing is.
I agree the monkey in the remake silly looking. LOL
I went back and watched this on my Roku last night in the Drive In Theater channel. The original is a great show.
Posted on Jun 11, 2011, 1:39 PM from IP address 188.8.131.52