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.

Smile, you son of a bitch!


Quint, Brody and Hooper


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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. 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)