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Zaat (1971)

 -  Fantasy | Sci-Fi  -  January 1971 (USA)
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A mad scientist transforms himself into an aquatic killer.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marshall Grauer ...
Wade Popwell ...
Paul Galloway ...
Gerald Cruse ...
Sanna Ringhaver ...
Dave Dickerson ...
...
Deputy Sheriff (as Archie Valliere)
Nancy Lien ...
Girl Camper
Russell Holcomb
Gloria Brady
Del Galloway
Hal Nearhoof
Jim Merrill ...
Boy on porch
Elizabeth Barton ...
Girl on porch
Bob Knowles
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Storyline

A mad scientist (and apparent former Nazi) unleashes his master plan: to transform himself into a mutated walking catfish, gain revenge on those who have spurned him, and kidnap nubile young women to similarly transform so that he can breed. Or something like that. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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A creature like you've never seen before. See more »

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Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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PG | See all certifications »

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January 1971 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Attack of the Swamp Creatures  »

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Filming the movie's monster was a bit of a tongue-in-cheek affair. For shots that wouldn't show the monsters feet, Wade Popwell, the actor in the monster suit, would usually be wearing shoes. So unless we're seeing the monsters feet in a shot - it would typically be wearing tennis shoes on location. See more »

Goofs

After the Monster trashes the drugstore and walks out to the right side, a shadow can be seen moving around on the floor on the left side. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Leopold: The formula they all laughed at - Z sub A, A sub T... ZaAt!
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Great 70's Fun!
14 September 2005 | by (San Jose, CA) – See all my reviews

This film is a testament to the low budget, independent monster/horror flicks of the 60's and 70's. Man with a grudge, Dr. Kurt Leopold, transforms himself into a murderous "man fish" reeking revenge on all who have scorned him and anyone who gets in his way. Sure, the FX are non existent, the acting and dialogue amateurish, and the monster looks incredibly inane - a "man fish" with fur around the neck and back to hide the zipper! But that's what makes these films loads of fun to watch! You have to admire these independents who often invest their life savings to produce these gems. Lots of heart and soul fuse this genre. Today's excuses for cinema with bloated corporate budgets, over production, over paid prima donna actors, and excessive FX can't compare to the spirit and zeal of this genre. Cinamatic hacks such as Spielberg, Scorsese, Lucas, and Coppola who prostitute themselves on a consistent basis can learn a lot from the likes of The Blood Waters of Dr. Z.


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