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ZAAT Screening in Green Cove Springs, Florida!

ZAAT will be playing at the Clay Theater in Green Cove Springs, Florida on Saturday, December 1, at 7:30PM. Director Don Barton and special guests will be on hand to meet and greet fans!

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American Cinematographer article, June '73

Everyone associated with the creation of ZAAT and the ZAAT Monster categorically deny the rumor that the INPIT team had anything, whatsoever, to do with the creation of the X-Files. Furthermore, and in spite of any resemblance 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.

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water........

The MONSTER is Back!

Yes, now, for the first time anywhere you can have your very own, Limited Collector's Edition video of ZAAT. It's autographed and numbered, with never before seen out takes and interviews. Don?t miss your chance to own your very own copy. Click Here to inquire about purchasing a copy.


ZAAT Returns Home To Green Cove Springs!
[November 10, 2012] That ZAAT monster will be returning to Green Cove Springs for a very special engagement at the historic Clay Theater on Saturday, December 1, 2012. The show starts at 7:30PM and director Don Barton and a few other special guests will be on hand for a Q&A afterwards and to meet and greet fans. Admission is only $8.00 per person but seating is limited. Advanced tickets are recommended, call the theater box office at (904) 284-9012 to order yours today. This will be a rare opportunity to watch this cult film just blocks away from where many of the scenes were filmed! See you there!

ZAAT Screens at the Five Points Theater in Jacksonville with Live Commentary!
[September 11, 2012] There will be a very special screening of ZAAT on Wednesday, October 24 at the Five Points Theater in Jacksonville, FL as part of their "Talkies" series. The "Talkies" feature live commentaries from cast and crew while the films are being shown. Director Don Barton, writer and special effects coordinator Ron Kivett, and Paul Galloway who played Sheriff Lou Krantz will be right there with the audience during the film sharing their memories plus some great ZAAT stories and trivia. The show starts at 7:30PM and admission is only $10 per person but seating is limited so get your tickets quick! For more information call the theater box office at (904) 359-0049 or visit We'll have a whole evening of ZAAT related fun and surprises you won't want to miss!
ZAAT Screens at the Alamo Drafthouse Weird Wednesday Films Series!
[August 13, 2012] ZAAT recently had the honor of screening at the legendary Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, Texas on July 11 as part of their Weird Wednesday film series. Writer / Special Effects Coordinater Ron Kivett and super fan ED Tucker were on hand to represent the film and meet and greet the audience. It was an almost full house of enthusiastic fans. Special thanks to Alamo Manager Lars Nilsson and his staff and Phil Hopkins of Film Chest Media Group for making it such a special evening. You can read more about it here:

ZAAT: Live At The Alamo!/

ZAAT Screening Scheduled for Daytona Beach!
[April 30, 2012] The ZAAT monster may have a preference for freshwater but on Saturday, May 19, he will be making a rare saltwater stopover in Daytona Beach, Florida. ZAAT will be playing at the Cinematique Theater at 242 S. Beach Street at 5:30 and 8:00PM. Admission is $9.00 per person and tickets can be ordered in advance by calling the theater box office at (386) 252-3118. Seating is very limited at this theater so advance purchase is highly recommended.

In between screenings from approximately 7:15-8:00PM, attendees will have an opportunity to meet the filmís director, Don Barton, writer and special effects coordinator Ron Kivett, and actor Rich Valliere. Donít miss this rare opportunity to see ZAAT on the big screen and meet the cast and crew!

Boy Meets Monster:
A forty-year journey

Ed today 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 at 6 years of age. 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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After 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.

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