Motion Picture Purgatory: Zaat
As we reported previously, Zaat hit the market in a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack this past February 21st, and while we're still scratching our heads about that a bit, Trembles saw fit to do an MPP review for the flick.
In Zaat (also known as The Blood Waters of Dr. Z), an obsessed scientist, Dr. Kurt Leopold (Marshall Grauer) – who has been scorned by his peers – is convinced he can transform humans into fish. In his isolated backwoods laboratory, he proves his hypothesis by turning himself into a horrible, vengeful creature (played by Wade Popwell) that is part man, part walking catfish!
Armed with his mutagenic chemical compound, Zaat, the monster is bent on revenge, determined to turn the tables on humanity by making his fishy friends the dominant species on Earth. All that stands in his way are a small town sheriff (Paul Galloway), a dedicated young biologist (Gerald Cruse) and a couple of swinging agents (Sanna Ringhaver, Dave Dickerson) from the Inter-Nations Phenomenon Investigations Team (INPIT).
It’s a Southern fried fight to the finish (Florida style!) with the ecological state of the entire planet at stake!
Also starring Archie Valliere and Nancy Lien, Zaat was produced and directed by Don Barton and written by Ron Kivett and Lee Larew.