mad scientist transforms himself into a walking catfish monster. He
is also polluting the waters with a radioactive serum because... well
because he can. Dr Kurt Leopold has harbored this dream of world destruction
for 25 years. And now he finally has his chance. "People will remember
me," he muses without considering - if successful - there won't
be anyone left to remember him. He manages to start his venture by transforming
himself into a monster ["It's not really a catfish," he thinks
standing in front of a laboratory mirror, "But it's still cool."].
He wrecks havoc in this Florida city before a hero shows up (after about
half the movie has passed) and tries to put an end to the mayhem.
This was the
lone project of Don Barton, a Jacksonville public relations director
(and 16 mm enthusiast) who would pass away in 2013 at age 83. The movie
was lampooned on MST3K [but oddly they showed a truncated 70 minute
version] and it has the dubious distinction of being in the bottom (Top)
10 of IMDB's all-time worst films. Here, now, is the fully uncut print.