The Creep Behind the Camera was an actual filmmaker named Vic Savage; a real scumbag whose only real skill was in his uncanny ability to convince the residents of 1960 Glendale, California that he was making "the biggest, the BEST monster movie ever made!"
The true story of Vic Savage, aka AJ Nelson and the making of his monster opus The Creeping Terror (1964) is told in the narrative dark-comedy The Creep Behind the Camera. Psychopath director AJ - with his battered wife in tow - travels from a bakery in Connecticut to sleazy underground Hollywood with the dream of making monster movies... encountering desperate actors, drugs, prostitution rings lead by old ladies murder and even Charles Manson along the way.
Hilarious and wholly disturbing look at human nature and delusional demagoguery, The Creep Behind the Camera is a rollercoaster ride that takes a nostalgic but cautionary look at the era of drive-in cinema at its very worst.
The monster was BEHIND the camera.