* HilariousInHindsight: several times people address the main character with an emphatic [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow "Dr. Scott!"]]
* {{Narm}}: The drooling scorpion puppet in the closeups is ''hilarious.''
* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: Animator Willis O'Brian, the same person who animated [[Film/KingKong King freakin' Kong]], delivered some of the smoothest stop motion of his career (The "cave of monsters" sequence) for a low budget '50s sci-fi movie.
* WhatAnIdiot: The army tries killing the scorpion with an electrified cannon shell (essentially, a giant taser.) After it fails, a soldier reels the shell back by its cord- and then holds it in his hands. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny He gets electrocuted]].