Stuff nightmares are made of

JAWS has been playing on AMC. What the heck? It’s been a while since I’ve watched it so I decided to watch it again.

Truth be told, all I could really remember about it is the music, the line “You’re gonna need a bigger boat,” and of course, the evil, evil shark.

It originally came out when I was too young to pay much attention to it. The takeaway I learned from the adults is that the predators are to be feared and avoided at all costs.

Check and check.  You know, once I was assured they don’t frequent mountain lakes or rivers.

About 10 or so years ago I decided to watch it and see what the all hubbub was about. Sure, it’s a pretty intense movie. I find it more frustrating than anything that nobody listened to the poor Police Chief. If I have any nightmares it will be me trying to warn people of impending danger and no one listens. I find that prospect more terrifying than any great white shark. See, I still live in the high mountain desert. I feel pretty confident I will not encounter a shark attack near home.

However, what I did find absolutely horrifying when I was younger – and that gave me nightmares – is a sketch from Saturday Night Live. Don’t laugh. I knew a shark couldn’t get me in the desert that’s ridiculous.

But a land shark?  Now, how can I fend off one of those?

Stupid Saturday Night Live.

Beware the Land Shark of Saturday Night Live

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2 thoughts on “Stuff nightmares are made of

  1. Another one of those films I’ve never been that impressed with. I’d be very impressed if I met a shark though!!! 😯
    The video says the content is currently unavailable. 😦

  2. I think this is only the second time I’ve watched it.
    What really had me scared when younger is a spoof of the shark coming through the pipes in the tub. It took me a long, long time before I could take a bath again. But where I saw that image I don’t know. I couldn’t find it on the Internet. Maybe I dreamed it?
    The movie isn’t bad – as long as you are not watching it for the stellar 70’s effects.

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