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associated with the creation of ZAAT and the ZAAT
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team had anything, whatsoever, to do with the creation
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that this embryo may have with the ZAAT Monster, they
deny that the ZAAT Monster even knew this baby's mother
or in any way had anything to do with the creation
of this embryo.
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Boy Meets Monster:
A forty-year journey
Ed Tucker may hold
the title of ZAAT?s biggest fan. He has been fascinated with the
film ever since the age of six. He sat in a dark theater and watched
as the monster climbed out of the transformation tank and into
his life. In this excerpt from the April, 2001 edition of Scary
Monsters magazine, Ed tells of how he first met the monster.
Ed: I suppose being
born in Ocala, Florida in the 1960's in some way predestined me
to my love and appreciation of motion pictures. The small town
of Silver Springs is located so close to Ocala that, today, it
is almost considered a suburb of it, but in the 1950's and 60's,
it was a booming conglomeration of widely varied tourist attractions. Chief
among these was Silver Springs itself, with its glass bottom boats,
jungle cruises, and wildlife exhibitions. Hollywood often utilized
the spring's clear waters and jungle-like settings for every manner
of production. From installments in the Tarzan film series to
episodes of Sea Hunt and I Spy. But in my mind it will always
be remembered for the underwater footage filmed for the 1957 3-D
horror icon, Creature from the Black Lagoon. Even as a young
child, I was fascinated by that fact that one of my favorite monster
movies had been filmed there. Add to that the regular airings
of the Black Lagoon and it's sequels on my Saturday afternoon
staple, Creature Feature, only further fueled my interest. It
was this love of monster movies that led me to beg my parents
to take me to a matinee at, fittingly enough, the Springs Theater
one Saturday afternoon in 1973. I remember that I had seen an
ad for a film called ZAAT in the paper and had questioned my father
about the plausibility of the giant walking catfish monster it
depicted. He had explained to me that there was such a thing
as a walking catfish that could survive for brief periods on land,
but the likelihood of it attacking humans was slim.
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40 years, the ZAAT Monster is back! For the first time, this classic B-grade
monster movie is now being released on video. ZAAT the Movie website offers you an insider's
look at how the movie was made as told by those who were there.