Creature From The Black Lagoon was my first and still is my #1 favorite movie of Universal's Classic Monsters.
And after 64 years, the film has aged rather well, especially the Gill Man, who on screen still looks as real as he was back in 1954.
To me, the Gill Man really stands out from the other monsters like Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, the Mummy, and the Wolf Man,
because he's not a being of the supernatural nor a product of mad science, he is a missing link from the prehistoric past, who unfortunately
doesn't belong in our world and is likely the last of his kind.
And if Universal ever gets around to producing the remake that has been in development hell for years, I hope that they'll still do the classic
man in a suit method for the Gill Man, because if The Shape of Water (Which was inspired by this film) has proven anything, it's that, that method is still effective today.