At best, Zaat is a curious oddity. It presently stands with a whopping 2.5 stars (out of 10) on webdom's IMDB.com (perhaps a truer reflection of its quality owed to this rank being established by viewers). For the record, it has no visible rating on either Metacritic.com or Rotten Tomatoes, the Information Superhighway's other critical measures; and that's probably for the best as well.
I had the good fortune (or was it?) of reviewing a complementary Blu-ray of the flick back in 2012 when it was released to the masses-at-large by Film Chest Company. Given that viewing was almost a decade ago, I'm comfortable saying I don't remember much about it: I was mildly impressed with the creature make-up -- practical effects of that era always interested me -- but that was about all that truly kept my attention. Back in the day, I was posting product reviews on Amazon.com; I'll scour my personal records and see if I can locate the review, and, if so, I'll happily post it in this space for readers to enjoy.
Zaat has enjoyed screen life under a handful of alternative names. Some may know it as Attack Of The Swamp Creatures, while others recall it under the title Blood Waters Of Dr. Z. However you may know of Zaat, it's safe to say that the impression is either boredom or lunacy if not a healthy mix of both. And, yes, maybe even more watchers know of the film by way of its lampooning by the healthy knuckleheads of Mystery Science Theatre 3000 as they certainly shot holes in it for good measure.
Not entirely sure you've seen it? Well, I'll embed the trailer below. Give it a looksie, and you might be reminded of the sheer terror (or lack thereof).
Happy 40th, Zaat! Here's hoping the next 50 years are kinder to you!