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Director:
Writers:
Ron Kivett (story) and
Lee O. Larew (story) ...
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Release Date:
January 1971 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Hydra will rip at your senses and plunge you into a quagmire of revulsion... See more »
Plot:
A mad scientist transforms himself into an aquatic killer. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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(19 articles)
User Reviews:
Hilariously awful See more (87 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Don Barton 
Arnold Stevens (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Ron Kivett (story) and
Lee O. Larew (story)

Don Barton (screenplay)

Arnold Stevens  uncredited

Produced by
Don Barton .... producer
Robert M. Smith Jr. .... associate producer
Dick Stratton .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Jamie DeFrates 
Barry Hodgin 
 
Cinematography by
Jack McGowan 
 
Film Editing by
George Yarbrough 
 
Makeup Department
Lee O'Donnell .... makeup artist (as Lee James O'Donnell)
 
Production Management
Paul Galloway .... unit manager
 
Art Department
Hal Henderson .... set designer
Roy Neering .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Karl Herrmann Jr. .... boom operator
George Yarbrough .... sound mixer
George Yarbrough .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Clark .... second assistant camera
Nat Fain .... still photographer
Karl Herrmann Sr. .... key grip
John McGowan .... assistant camera
Neil Mengel .... photographer: second unit
Rich West .... electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Martha Fillyaw .... monster costume
Ron Kivett .... monster costume
Les Lancaster .... monster costume
 
Editorial Department
John Orsulak .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Jack Tamul .... composer: electronic music
Trevor Duncan .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Ron Kivett .... technical director
Sandra Marley .... script clerk (as Sandy Ulosevich)
Marilyn Womersley .... production assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Attack of the Swamp Creatures" - USA (bootleg title)
"Blood Waters of Dr. Z" - USA (alternative title)
"Dr. Z" - USA (alternative title)
"Hydra" - Canada (English title) (video title (bootleg title))
"Legend of the Zaat Monster" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
100 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
Director Don Barton filled the monster role through a newspaper ad. The ad read: "Wanted: 6'5'' or taller male to play the role of monster in horror movie. Must be experienced swimmer, scuba diver. Acting Ability not required!" Barton said ten people responded.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The corpse breathes during the morgue scene.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Leopold:The formula they all laughed at - Z sub A, A sub T... ZaAt!See more »
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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Hilariously awful, 12 May 2010
Author: Justin Stokes from Cleburne, TX

An idiotic scientist decides to turn himself into a walking catfish monster. He also wants to create a new race of fellow walking catfish monsters. This is a horrible movie. It starts off with some laughable narration and an awful folk song. It only gets worse from there. That said, I was cracking up a lot throughout this thing. There's one golden moment shortly after the guy has changed into monster form. He's walking through a basement and clearly trips over something, perhaps the shitty monster costume itself. We're also privy to the long, drawn out process of him getting his machines, pulleys and other junk together for the mutation. This takes up about 20 minutes of screen time all by itself.

About halfway through the film, we get more awful singing from a bunch of hippies, followed by a march to the local jail. The so-called hero of the picture is a joke. He and his girlfriend also wear ridiculous red jumpsuits. They should have just stuck with the college guy and the sheriff, not that doing so would have saved the movie or anything. This is currently #10 on the IMDb bottom 100 list. There's no question that this is a bad movie, but I wouldn't rate it that low simply because of the amusement I got out of it.

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