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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 »
NewsDesk:
(19 articles)
User Reviews:
deplorable and mind-numbing. 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:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Originally, the film was supposed to include scenes of gigantic catfish destroying the countryside. Footage of the walking catfish on miniature landscapes was too hokey. One shot made it into the film; a catfish squirms next to a miniature fence during one sequence.See more »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: When Walker Stevens is in bed and Rex is talking to him, the shadow of a boom mic is persistently visible before Martha joins him and the monster spies them through the window.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Leopold:The formula they all laughed at - Z sub A, A sub T... ZaAt!See more »
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33 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
deplorable and mind-numbing., 31 January 2003
Author: sketchy (j6524@hotmail.com) from pembroke, massachusetts.

Rented this because it had a cool monster on the cover. I should have asked the video store if I could destroy it for them. It was so slow and stupid. The monster is terrible and looks nothing like the one shown on the cover. If you are trying to fall a sleep, you MUST see this. It is so bad.......... No further comments for this brain-melter. Read a good book or see a good movie instead.

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