Horror History: Jaws, 41 Years Later

June 20, 1975.  This day will live in infamy, after this day everyone was afraid to go back in the water.

June 20, 1975 Jaws was released on the world.  During the summer it grossed 470 million dollars and by today’s standards we are talking major summer blockbuster.  With inflation, Jaws would have made $2,091,657,933…yeah.

I have always had such a hard time calling Jaws a horror movie.  To me it is a damn near perfect movie.  Great story, cast, effect and you villain.  Everything you could possibly want for summer blockbuster, Jaws is a perfect summer movie.  It is exciting and scary all at the same time.  You get the feeling we are watching real life unfold before our very eyes.

I can probably say every single line, word for word from Jaws, I have seen it so many times.  Today, I attempt to watch all four Jaws movies, a feat I have never tried.

Jaws is available on Blu Ray, as are the other three movies.

Jaws is an essential horror film, put a star on it.  My question is, does Jaws belong in our Horror Hall of Fame.  I am sure Jaws will make its way on the Horror Syndicate’s Top 100 coming in October.

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Smile, you son of a bitch!
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Brody!

 

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Quint, Brody and Hooper

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About Ray Marek III 288 Articles
There is so much more about me. I hate this phrase, but I am an aspiring comic book writer. Problems with finding artists and getting published have held me back. Writing comics has been a dream for, well as long as I can remember. Now I am writing with a great team, Apogee Comics and hopefully we will make some noise in the same way Image comics did in the 1990s. One day, Rage of Rayzor and the Horror Syndicate will lead me to my dream. Support me, by sharing this site, liking and sharing posts, even following me on twitter would help @Rayzor_33. But you want to know about the horror…right? I have been watching horror films since I was 6 years old. The story, one Saturday night, my mom and I were watching movies and she fell asleep on the couch. We had the channel set on HBO and the movie we were watching ended and the next one, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge. This was some time in 1986. I watched then entire film, I was sitting on the edge of my seat. When my mom woke, she asked me what just ended and I told her, “Freddy”. That was all I talked about for weeks and finally she broke down and rented more horror films for me. She rented, the Texas Chainsaw Massacre part 2, Re-Animator, Friday the 13th VI: Jason Lives and Halloween II. I watched all and fell in love with horror films forever. When my little brother was 2, I was 10, so were talking 1990. He was introduced to Halloween and I made him believe Haddonfield, IL was a real place. We lived in Illinois at the time and this terrified him. After the intial shock, he grew older and more interested in horror films. When he was 8, we went to the local video store and made our way to the horror section. We started with Alien and worked our way through the alphabet of horror. That day we basically started our course in horror. 5 Horror Films to Watch Inferno (1980) A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) The Beyond (1981) Friday the 13th VI: Jason Lives (1986) Horror of Dracula (1958)