Thanks to long time Jabootuite Sandra for the suggestion. The Creeper is really one of the only monsters of the last several decades to prove even remotely memorable. I think a lot of monsters now are too complicated in their design, largely because of CGI allows for this. The ones that strike a chord, I think, are the simple ones. (This is why, I believe, the early Toho monsters are more generally memorable and just beloved than the more recent ones.) The Creeper is best when he’s just an ominous shape in a long coat and wide brimmed hat. That’s the sort of simple image that just sticks in your brain.