For me THIS was it.
All it took was the classic DUH Nuh. DUH NUH. DUH NUH DUH NUH ..................
This movie probably had the biggest psychological effect on people than any other in history... To this day people are still scared to go into the water because of it. I should know. I'm one of them!
PETRIFIED of swimming even in a POOL with a deep end. To make matters worse, I saw this at an age where I had to learn how to swim. Bad mommy and daddy for letting me watch this.
The pool that my mom took us to learn to swim at, had a SHARK logo painted on the deep end of the pool's wall. Not friendly shark face-- oh no, one with teeth and a mean look on his face.
Needless to say I did NOT pass swim class that year.
Think that's bad?
A few years later when I was 13, we went to Disney World in Florida, right after my mom passed away.
My brother who was only 9 at the time went on the Jaws ride with my dad, I stood outside and waited for them. I was terrified. ITS JUST A RIDE FOR CRYING OUT LOUD, right?
No mechanical shark was gonna get me. Oh No. I wouldn't even stand under the classic jaws display.
Not my picture, just a googled picture but you get the idea.
These pictures are from yahoo's little article about Jaws this morning. Even flipping through the slide show, I had a hard time stomaching the images.
So needless to say, I DONT like SHARKS. AT ALL! Scare me to death.
Ironically, I do own JAWS on DVD. Is that weird? haha