Beside the goofy monsters, sure they are slow real slow. Very very slow. What made this movie so vivid in my memory was how effective the music was. I didn't remember that till I rented it again recently.
The music was fantastic just what was needed. Not too much or too little.
Why can't today's movie music be as effective?
anyway the composer
Stanley Black, composer http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005965/bio