“Even as a child, I never thought of Jaws as a horror film, but rather a drama. That’s not to say that I didn’t find it terrifying the first time I watched it (even in its edited-for-television version that was much less bloody and left out a couple of severed limbs). It’s just that horror films lose their edge after their original viewing. Audiences know when the scares are coming, and in a genre reliant on catching you off guard, such movies have trouble living up to their original screenings. Jaws, on the other hand, is like a fine wine (or Clint Eastwood’s directing). It improves with age.”
Truth be told, John is a huge fan of the movie Jaws. He recently wrote a special piece for the film’s number 1 fan-site, The Daily Jaws, describing why the movie isn’t actually a horror film.
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