If You Look Up "Galeophobia" in the Dictionary, You'll See These 15 Horrifying Movies
Picture this: you're having a blast swimming in the sparkling, crystal-clear ocean on vacation, when all of a sudden, something brushes your foot. You glance down, expecting to see seaweed, but instead, you find yourself looking into the jaws of a hungry, unstoppable shark. While a real-life scenario like that is exceedingly rare (the US averages just 19 shark attacks each year), it sure makes for some terrifying movies. With a bunch of new shark thrillers out in the last few years (Mandy Moore's 47 Meters Down, Blake Lively's The Shallows, Jason Statham's The Meg), there's no better time to get reacquainted with the shark horror movie genre and kick your galeophobia up a notch. Ahead, we're ranking our favorites.