Teresa has given us these three things today: tower, tidal wave, shark
The 1975 blockbuster Jaws immediately comes to mind here, with the Lifeguard tower, tidal wave of shock and horror within the community and the Great White Shark helping himself to dinner along the shoreline.
I read Peter Benchley’s book of the same title on honeymoon in 1977.
Yeah, you read that right, on honeymoon. In fact, I read five horror stories that week, The Killing Gift, Swarm, Suffer the Children and Incubus being the other four.
Jaws the book was way more interesting than the film (no comment about the honeymoon, but the marriage only lasted three years). There was more depth to the life and loves of a shark (in the sequel it was this guy’s mate that went on the nosh rampage), and Brody was the only survivor after the great shark hunt.
You may remember the final scene with Brody (Roy Schneider) and Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) paddling on what was left of their boat towards land. I always wanted a second shark to come out of the water and eat them too, as I thought that was a better ending (it didn’t happen in the book either, shucks).
Written for Teresa’s Three Thing Challenge: