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Frightful Friday: Jaws


Because of the imminence of Halloween, October Fridays always seem like the scariest Fridays. So, every Friday leading up to the freakiest of holidays I'll be featuring one of my favorite scary movies to help get us all in the mood.

Like many children of the '70s and '80s, Jaws scarred me for life. It didn't help when I went to Universal Studios as a kid and endured an animatronic white shark with glassy black eyes and sharp teeth lurching out of the water toward my young terrified face.

Memories of this film are woven into the fabric of my mind, to the extent that I feel a twinge of fear when swimming in the ocean, even now as an adult. Also, I have to watch the Discovery Channel's Shark Week with one eye closed every year.

In case you didn't have maniacal older siblings or cousins who subjected you to frightening movies like Jaws as a kid, the story follows a great white shark that terrorizes people. After killing a boy, a bounty is placed on the animal and shark hunters take to the waters in search of it. A few guys finally come head to bloodthirsty head with the shark and battle it out to the finish.

Tell me: What are your memories of Jaws?

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