- Director: Steven Spielberg
- Writer (s): Peter Benchley and Carl Gottlieb
- Release: June 20, 1975
While Jaws might not be your traditional horror movie, it is still one of the scariest movies ever made. In fact, it had such a major impact that some were afraid to go back into the water. It even had a negative impact on the human assumption regarding sharks. They are not blood-thirsty man-eaters. In fact, they actually do not care for our boney bodies. But this true fact is turned upside down in Jaws, as we follow a large shark that has a taste for humans.
In one of Steven Spielberg’s early hits, this film is based on a novel published just one year prior to the movie being made. The book was written by Peter Benchley, who helped with the screenplay too. Jaws might be one of the scariest movies of its time, but it is often forgotten about in that area. This is likely due to the Universal Studios ride and the massive publicity the movie now has in the world of pop culture. Yet if you sit down and watch the movie again, you’ll see how terrifying it truly is.