Scaretober-Movie Review: Jaws

For the month of October I’ve dubbed it Scaretober in which I will be blogging every day in October. No, it’s not just random blogs in October but specifically scary movies movies. I’m definitely not one of those girls that enjoys scary movies by any means in fact this is a HUGE challenge for me since I’m such a wimp when it comes down to it. Some of the movies reviewed will be super scary and others will just be 90’s cheesy scary compared to today’s standards. There will be a few days during this month that I will be putting up more than one posts, because sometimes you can’t hold any awesome back when it comes to the blog.

Today’s movie is Jaws.

I had never seen the movie that had made people terrified of the ocean and of sharks. I knew that when I was building my ultimate scary movie watch list I knew that at some point I would need to watch this series. This is that year this happens, so you will see the whole Jaws series here this year. Also if you are interested in re-watching the series, it is available on Netflix at the moment.

Here’s the rundown on the movie: This 1975 movie stars a young Rob Schneider and a young Richard Dreyfuss. The movie opens with a scene of the beach at night where there appears to be a summer barbeque. A guy approaches a girl trying to get some action and the girl decides to lead him to the ocean for a fun night swim. The girl goes in and the boy attempts to follow her, but ends up passing out on the beach and doesn’t hear the girl getting eaten by the shark. He wakes up the next day to report her missing and the police find part of her body further down the beach. The police chief gets really scared after the coroner says that she was probably attacked a shark. The police chief tries to close the beach, but the mayor convinces him that since they are mainly a summer town that this would be a bad idea. A few days later when the beach is open another person gets attacked while there are tons of people in water causing much panic on the beach. At a town meeting the following day, the townspeople are hysterical after the second shark attack and a man named Quint offers for a hefty price to capture the shark. The townspeople decide to keep the beaches open and to try and hunt for the shark themselves.

I will keep to my promise and not spoil the entire movie for you. The half hour of the movie is probably the most intense with a rather long sequence of the police chief, Quint, and the oceanographer guy, Matt Hooper. I kind of love the long shark hunt out in the ocean. It’s really intense and will have you on the edge of your seat the entire time. I didn’t like the end because I felt that the movie left you with a cliffhanger on purpose mainly so they could turn it into a series. That annoys me a bit since I already know that the same director didn’t direct the rest of the series.

I hope that you enjoyed this selection of the Scaretober series and that you will keep coming back throughout the month to see what other movies I watch. Also if you would like to see what movies that I have watched in the past you can find them here.  Also feel free to leave suggestions on videos that you think I should watch. See you soon!

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