“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds."
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Attack of the Swamp Creature (1971)
aka "Zaat" aka "Blood Waters of Dr. Z" aka "Hydra"
How bad is it? It's close to unwatchable.
Should you see it? No.
This film got the Mystery Science 3000 treatment and thus got a small following. With their commentary, it might be passable, but not otherwise. A scientist blends himself with a catfish to become a monster. He abducts a girl and tries to blend her with an octopus, without success. He attacks a few more people, his plan - drawn on a huge paper disc with markers - is discovered, a girl escapes while her rescuer bleeds to death (I think) and the monster gets shot while it escapes to the sea.