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Zaat (1971)

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


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marshall Grauer ...
Wade Popwell ...
Paul Galloway ...
Gerald Cruse ...
Sanna Ringhaver ...
INPIT Agent Martha Walsh
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


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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Release Date:

January 1971 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Attack of the Swamp Creatures  »


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$75,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The monster costume had to be repaired on a daily basis during shooting, according to writer Ron Kivett. Kivett created the monster suit and had to continually add to it to cover damages to the suit during filming. It became quite heavy toward the end of shooting because of the frequent patching. See more »


When Zaat drinks the medicine in the pharmacy, you can hear the fluid draining from the suit on to the floor. See more »


Marine Biologist Rex: But why would a monster need drugs?
INPIT Agent Stevens: For the same reason he became a vampire last night - to satisfy some physical need or urge.
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World War II Boy
(the theme from 'Zaat')
Written and performed by Jamie DeFrates and Barry Hodgin
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19 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

Sargassum, the weed of deceit. Sargassum fish -- mighty hunter of the deep! What an inspiration you have been in my plot! Your life of hiding, waiting... stalking your prey. At just the right moment... ATTACK! [chuckles] I love you. I hope I'll be a good imitator. And my friend, the shark. Cunning, swift... wretched humans, they're afraid of you! I admire you. Soon, I'll swim with you! They'll be afraid! [chuckles] Oh, mighty scorpion, dangerous beast of the ocean with your powerful daggers, and your camouflage... you have little to fear from other fish. [laughs] They think I'm insane! THEY'RE the ones who are insane! Oh, my friends of the deep! This day, this very day, I'll become one of YOU! My family! And together we'll conquer the universe!

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