PG | | Horror, Sci-Fi
A mad scientist transforms himself into an aquatic killer.
The movie was shot in 1971, and had a limited release in the American South. Wide release came four years later.
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!
Dr. Leopold: I love you. I hope I'll be a good ...
Dr. Leopold: Oh,...
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.
For its 1999 airing on Mystery Science Theater 3000, Zaat (shown under the title Blood Waters of Dr. Z) was heavily edited. Among the numerous scenes cut were further scenes of the INPIT agents, Dr. Leopold disposing of his victim in a vat of acid, scenes of the locals evacuating, and one bizarre scene where a band of singing hippies is taken to the jail by the Sheriff.
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