Zaat (1971)


Directed by: Don Barton, Arnold Stevens

Stars: Marshall Grauer, Wade Popwell, Paul Galloway

Language: English + Commentary (2nd track) | Subtitles: Spanish (embed)

Country: Usa | Imdb Info | Ar: 16:9 | Brrip

Also known as: Attack of the Swamp Creatures, Hydra

Description: A mad scientist transforms himself into an aquatic killer.


1.87GB | 99:46mins | 1280×720 | mkv

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10 Responses to Zaat (1971)

  1. From Chicago says:

    I’ll give it a go, thanks.

  2. tak says:

    After 20 years of being a lonely aquarium technician, a now disgruntled mad-man concocts Zaat, so he can transform himself into a mutated catfish monster so he can devour those who have ignored him and then kidnap women who are likewise transformed into mutated catfish so he can breed with them and thus spawn an army of mutated catfish monsters to teach the whole world not to ignore him!

  3. Aerial Bender says:

    Nick, you’re absolutely right! It had been a while since I listened to it, Good to see you hanging out on Rarelust, best cult movie blog in this little universe. Crack the whip!

  4. Lagartija Nick says:

    I just wanted to elaborate a bit on my learned friend, who I know well, Ariel Bender’s comment regarding the ZAAT theme. It does have a protest song feel but at the core is the story of a WWII vet (the song is titled ‘World War Two Boy’) who has gotten the shaft from folks for a long time, some who appear to be close friends. So the time has come to exact revenge. It’s a somber track and probably the only real emotional moment in the film because right after it plays out the unintentional laughs start and it’s a downward spiral until the end. One thing I thought odd is how much the vocal of Jamie DeFrates resembles a young Bob Seger! Here ’tis:

  5. d. miller says:

    Just the kinda movie to watch when reality strikes. Plus commentary track!

  6. Tony says:


  7. OSMOSIS says:

    THIS is one of the reasons as to WHY The Good Lord Hath Gifteth Ye With Thou Holiest Of Nectars: BEER. And, it is written that to Partake Within A 6-Pack During This Movie Shalt Putteth Ye Closer To The Lord…

    …in other words, this is some GOOD TRASH CINEMA, so, let’s dig in!
    Thanks, Rarelust (have a beer on me). This is great.

  8. tak says:

    Wow, a BR rip of Zaat. This was in my top 10 list of worst films, yet I had given up finding a watchable version of it.

    Thanks again RL!

  9. Ariel Bender says:

    Bravo, with commentary! Ouch, this is so incredibly bad and its theme song just ramps up the pretention meter but for some damn reason I looked it up on youtube and saved it. In that context its a decent piece of folky blues with an ecological message. Marshall Grauer (Who?) plays the mad scientist and for the first half hour we get one of the funniest rambling narratives this side of ‘Glen or Glenda’ as said Doc meanders back and forth between his bargain basement lab and a water tank where the big transformation into a being far superior to man takes place. Unfortunately, ‘Catfish Man’ still peters about lethargically in much the same manner as the ole doc! ??? A Bad Cinema classic.

  10. Phaota says:

    Commentary is with director Don Barton, co-writer/special effects coordinator Ron Kivett, actor Paul Galloway and Ed Tucker and moderator/film historian/author Ed Tucker.

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