This film came out in 1962, the year after the first issue of The Fantastic Four came out, and it’s been oft noted that the beastie here greatly resembles the earlier, blobbier version of The Thing. Indeed, Ben Grimm usually wore exactly this outfit when he reluctantly set forth into the public, a trench coat and slouch hat. If the imagery was pirated, though, it’s only fair turnaround. Stan Lee clearly lifted stuff from B-Movies; the Hulk’s origin is almost exactly the same as the Amazing Colossal Man’s.
Really not that great a movie, but the monster kills Joe Besser, surely the dream of many more people than myself.