Attack of the Swamp Creature

Overview

Another entry in a prolific horror/SF subgenre of the '70s and early '80s composed primarily of shoestring regional productions which sought to revive the tacky rubber-suit monster flicks of the '50s drive-in golden era. Shot in Florida and released under the goofy title Zaat -- then later re-released as Blood Waters of Dr. Z -- the semi-story involves deranged and very lumpy scientist Dr. Z (Marshall Grauer), who dabbles in the usual weird biological experiments and trifles with the laws of nature until, to his ...
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Overview

Another entry in a prolific horror/SF subgenre of the '70s and early '80s composed primarily of shoestring regional productions which sought to revive the tacky rubber-suit monster flicks of the '50s drive-in golden era. Shot in Florida and released under the goofy title Zaat -- then later re-released as Blood Waters of Dr. Z -- the semi-story involves deranged and very lumpy scientist Dr. Z (Marshall Grauer), who dabbles in the usual weird biological experiments and trifles with the laws of nature until, to his unwarranted surprise, he mutates into some kind of silly catfish creature (imagine the smell) and develops a taste for human fillets. Though the only feature from producer/director Don Barton, this was certainly not the Sunshine State's final word on the low-budget-monsters-amok motif.
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Special Features

Original movie art POSTCARD included; Television spots & outtake footage; Radio interview with Wade Popwell & Ed Tucker; Photo gallery; Original 35mm trailer; Before & after restoration demo; Transferred from original 35mm; Audio commentary
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/21/2012
  • UPC: 851169003100
  • Original Release: 1972
  • Rating:

  • Source: Film Chest Company
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Bonus DVD
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:40:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 26,629

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marshall Graver
Wade Popwell The Monster
Patricia Allison
Frank Crowell
David Robertson
Paul Galloway Sheriff Krantz
Nancy Lien
Doug Thomas
Sanna Ringhaver
Technical Credits
Don Barton Director, Producer
Arnold Stevens Director
Jami de Frates Score Composer
Barry Hodgin Score Composer
Ron Kivitt Screenwriter
Lee Larew Screenwriter
Jack McGowan Cinematographer
George Yarbrough Editor, Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Zaat
1. Calling from the Sea [:00]
2. Making Preparations [7:14]
3. It Lives [10:08]
4. Menace from Beneath [6:09]
5. Don't Panic [9:33]
6. The Perfect Mate [8:32]
7. Streets of Fear [7:32]
8. Killer on the Loose [7:49]
9. Lock Down [7:20]
10. The Noose Tightens [6:50]
11. Abduction [7:17]
12. Home Sweet Home [9:02]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Zaat
   Play Film
   Chapter Select
   Setup
      Audio
         Audio Commentary with Don Barton, Ron Kivett, Paul Galloway & ED Tucker: On
         Audio Commentary with Don Barton, Ron Kivett, Paul Galloway & ED Tucker: Off
      Spanish Subtitles
         Subtitles: On
         Subtitles: Off
   Bonus Features
      Original Theatrical Trailer
      Television Spots
      Outtakes
      Photo Gallery/Slideshow
      Radio Interview with Wade Popwell & ED Tucker
      Before and After Restoration Demo
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