H-LOCAL SPOTLIGHT

Nov 15, 2013 1:56 PM by Dan Shadwell

"The Monster of Piedras Blancas" returns to Cayucos tonight

Sometimes, a movie can be so bad it's actually great fun... and that's especially true for horror flicks.

Tonight, you can check out a classic that was shot in our own backyard.

"The Monster of Piedras Blancas" of course features the requisite damsel in distress... vunerable and unaware that she's being stalked by a 7-foot-tall, lizard-like creature whose preferred method of attack includes beheading his victims, then sucking their bodies dry of blood.

The whole thing was filmed on location in Cayucos back in 1958, over a two week period for just $50,000.

It was produced by a dialogue director at Universal International and a make-up artist whose other creations included "The Mole People," and "Creature From the Black Lagoon."

You can see the film on the big screen tonight at 7:30 at the Cayucos Veterans Hall.

It's a benefit for the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival.

For tickets and more information, just go to the ksby.com home page and click on "links."

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