Zaat, also known as The Blood Waters of Dr. Z, Hydra, Attack of the Swamp Creatures, and Legend of the Zaat Monster, is a 1975 cult movie that gained significant exposure when it was used in an episode of movie-mocking television series Mystery Science Theater 3000 in May 1999.
Monster movies have a formula, and I’m not talking about the one that changes the man into the beast. (Rim/shot) Often times, there’s an evil scientist: check. Often times, the scientist has been shunned by his fellow nerds: check. Often times, the scientist’s driving angst forces him to turn into the monster: check. Often times, the monster falls head-over-heels with some comely female decked out in panties and a bathrobe: check, check. … more