"The Monster Of Piedras Blancas" is one of them 'love it or hate it' flicks!!! It's just a little boring, but has an interesting cast of characters, and a cool original looking monster that was created by the guy who also produced the film, Jack Kevan!
This film also had Don Sullivan of "Giant Gila Monster" and "Teenage Zombies" fame as "The Boy" Fred!!
And, this movie was also lucky enough to have the ever so charming Jeanne Carmen as "The Girl" Lucy!! Jeanne was also in the cult flick "The Devil's Hand" and the 1957 JD classic "Untamed Youth!" The voluptuous Arkansas native left home at the age of 13 and went to New York and became a dancer off-Broadway. In the 50's she ended up in Las Vegas and developed quite the talent on the golf course as a barefoot hustler and a trick-shot expert, before she came to Hollywood, and the story goes on and on! She just passed away less than a year ago!!! What a gal!!!
If you've ever been to the sleepy central coast of California, you'll notice without a doubt, this film was shot mostly in Cayucos, Calif, just a couple of miles up the beach from Morro Bay!!! I'm not really sure why more movies have not been made in this beautiful area!!
Jack Kevan was also responsible for the creation or co-creation of some of the coolest monsters of all time, like "The Creature Walks Among Us", "The Mole People", "Monster On The Campus", and the Mutant from "This Island Earth!" Nice credits!!! Jeanne looks pretty impressed!!!!
Speaking of credits, just in case you were wondering, there are no musical credits for this film, probably all stock!!!