History NightmareFuel / Jaws

9th Nov '17 4:08:10 PM Silvermoon424
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* The attack on Alex Kitner was originally going to be even ''more'' gruesome and terrifying. Originally, [[http://ihorror.com/rare-image-from-jaws-production-is-pure-nightmare-fuel/ it was planned that the shark would rise from the depths]] and gobble up Alex in plain sight. It was scrapped for being too graphic, and the film went with a NothingIsScarier approach where the attack isn't clearly shown. However, the scene ''was'' filmed at some point, and there's [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CEQQ9N8XIAICoFi.jpg:large a truly creepy picture showing what it would have looked like.]]
28th Oct '17 10:04:31 AM SithPanda16
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* The search for Ben Gardner aboard his boat is one of the most frightening jump scares ever put to film. When Hooper goes in the ocean to investigate the hull of Gardner's seemingly abandoned boat, he discovers a shark tooth embedded in one of the holes of the boat. When he takes a closer look into the hole, the [[PeekABooCorpse severed head of Gardner]](missing an eye) suddenly shows up with a terrifying shriek scaring both Hooper and the audience. Director Steven Spielberg added that scene during post production because he wanted to add "one last scream" into the film. [[NightmareFuel And it was definitely effective]]!

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* The search for Ben Gardner aboard his boat is one of the most frightening jump scares ever put to film. When Hooper goes in into the ocean to investigate the hull of Gardner's seemingly abandoned boat, he discovers a shark tooth embedded in one of the holes of the boat. When he takes a closer look into the hole, the [[PeekABooCorpse severed head of Gardner]](missing an eye) suddenly shows up with a terrifying shriek shriek, scaring both Hooper and the audience. Director Steven Spielberg added that scene during post production post-production because he wanted to add "one last scream" into the film. [[NightmareFuel And it was definitely effective]]!
28th Oct '17 10:02:14 AM SithPanda16
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* The search for Ben Gardner aboard his boat is one of the most frightening jump scares ever put to film: When Hooper goes in the ocean to investigate the hull of the seemingly abandoned boat, he finds evidence that the shark has been there. When he takes a closer look, the [[PeekABooCorpse severed head of Gardner]] suddenly shows up with a terrifying shriek.
** The sight of the corpse is pretty disturbing as it stares blankly with [[EyeScream one eye missing.]]
** Director Steven Spielberg added that scene during post production because he wanted to add "one last scream" into the film. [[NightmareFuel And it was definitely effective]]!

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* The search for Ben Gardner aboard his boat is one of the most frightening jump scares ever put to film: film. When Hooper goes in the ocean to investigate the hull of the Gardner's seemingly abandoned boat, he finds evidence that the discovers a shark has been there. tooth embedded in one of the holes of the boat. When he takes a closer look, look into the hole, the [[PeekABooCorpse severed head of Gardner]] Gardner]](missing an eye) suddenly shows up with a terrifying shriek.
** The sight of
shriek scaring both Hooper and the corpse is pretty disturbing as it stares blankly with [[EyeScream one eye missing.]]
**
audience. Director Steven Spielberg added that scene during post production because he wanted to add "one last scream" into the film. [[NightmareFuel And it was definitely effective]]!
28th Oct '17 9:54:50 AM SithPanda16
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* The scene where a disgruntled Brody dumps chum in the water and the shark makes a [[JumpScare sudden appearance]]. They definitely should've gotten a bigger boat...
** The scene is made even more powerful by the soundtrack - or lack thereof. Consider this: all throughout the movie John Williams has been training you that Shark = Music and that No Music = No Shark. Every attack, we get Williams leaning hard on the string section and fake out moments like the boys with the cardboard fin are scoreless. So later in the movie, it's been a while without an attack, the audience has gotten relaxed, Brody is throwing out chum and suddenly BAM! SHARK! Our first good look at the beast, and there was no "okay, here comes the monster" music. It completely catches the audiance off guard, creating one of the most memorable moments in the movie, and it's all because the soundtrack suckerpunched you.

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* The scene where a disgruntled Brody dumps chum in the water and the shark makes a [[JumpScare sudden appearance]]. They definitely should've gotten a bigger boat...
** The scene
boat... This moment is made even more powerful by the soundtrack - or lack thereof. Consider this: all All throughout the movie John Williams has been training you that Shark = Music and that No Music = No Shark. Every attack, we get Williams leaning hard on the string section and fake out moments like the boys with the cardboard fin are scoreless. So later in the movie, it's been a while without an attack, the audience has gotten relaxed, Brody is throwing out chum and suddenly BAM! SHARK! Our first good look at the beast, and there was no "okay, here comes the monster" music. It completely catches the audiance audience off guard, creating one of the most memorable moments in the movie, and it's all because the soundtrack suckerpunched sucker-punched you.
28th Oct '17 9:52:44 AM SithPanda16
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* [[spoiler:Quint slowly being killed by the shark]] is both nauseating and horrifying.
** To specify, [[spoiler: the experienced shark-hunter slowly slides down the length of his boat, incapable of preventing his descent]]. Seeing your death coming and being completely unable to stop it? *shudder* The look on Brody's face as he watches the poor sailor slide toward the beast is also downright tragic. That's ''two'' people he couldn't save from the shark....
** We see the shark's teeth biting right his stomach and all the blood comes out painting the water red. In the last moment you can also hear his spine breaking. Also, [[spoiler: Quint's]] screams of agony don't help.
** Let's also keep in mind [[spoiler: Quint's perspective. The shark is the embodiment of his fear and hatred due to his experiences with the sinking of the Indianapolis. After all that time, his obsession drives him right into the jaws of his greatest life-defining fear and he personally experiences an extreme version of what he witnessed happening to his friends and peers years back.]]
* Everything after [[spoiler:Quint's]] death, imagine, being alone on the mast of a sinking boat, and knowing the only thing saving you from being devoured alive is a one in a million shot. And unlike the previous attacks where the shark leaves you alone for awhile, the shark, out of rams through the side of the sinking boat at Brody very unexpectedly. When the shark charges right towards Brody, we can see bits of flesh around it's teeth, which is most likely what is left of [[spoiler:Quint]].

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* [[spoiler:Quint Quint slowly being killed by the shark]] shark is both nauseating and horrifying.
** To specify, [[spoiler: the
horrifying. The experienced shark-hunter slowly slides down the length of his boat, incapable of preventing his descent]]. Seeing your death coming and being completely unable to stop it? *shudder* The look on Brody's face as he watches the poor sailor slide toward the beast is also downright tragic. That's ''two'' people he couldn't save from the shark....
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descent. We see the shark's teeth biting right his stomach and all the blood comes out painting the water red. In the last moment you can also hear his spine breaking. Also, [[spoiler: Quint's]] His screams of agony don't help.
** Let's also keep in mind [[spoiler: Quint's perspective. The shark is
add to the embodiment of his fear and hatred due to his experiences with the sinking of the Indianapolis. After all that time, his obsession drives him right into the jaws of his greatest life-defining fear and he personally experiences an extreme version of what he witnessed happening to his friends and peers years back.]]
horror.
* Everything after [[spoiler:Quint's]] Quint's death, imagine, imagine being alone on the mast of a sinking boat, and knowing the only thing saving you from being devoured alive is a one in a million shot. And unlike the previous attacks where the shark leaves you alone for awhile, the shark, out of shark rams through the side of the sinking boat at Brody very unexpectedly. When the shark charges right towards Brody, we can see bits of flesh around it's teeth, which is most likely what is left of [[spoiler:Quint]].unexpectedly.
16th Oct '17 10:36:50 AM PrincessGwen
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* The opening scene of the film where the girl in the water is killed. [[NothingIsScarier You never see the shark]] - only its perspective and her reaction, while hearing the amazing score by [[{{Music/JohnWilliams}} John Williams]]. Hearing her scream, struggle to breath, and try to seek refuge on the buoy makes you imagine what the shark is doing to her under the surface...

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* The opening scene of the film where the girl in the water is killed. [[NothingIsScarier You never see the shark]] - only its perspective and her reaction, while hearing the amazing score by [[{{Music/JohnWilliams}} John Williams]]. Hearing her scream, struggle to breath, breathe, and try to seek refuge on the buoy makes you imagine what the shark is doing to her under the surface...
20th May '17 3:10:09 PM PeaceAndLove
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[[caption-width-right:350:Sick burn!]]
7th Apr '17 10:38:05 AM erforce
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!!Jaws 2:
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* The shark when its face is hideously scarred.
* [[spoiler:Marge's death.]] It's just so ''sudden''.
* One poster is basically an evening over open water...and a single fin is gliding through. Peaceful, [[NothingIsScarier but....]]
** The Tagline deserves a mention: ''Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water.''

!!Jaws 3D
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* Just the thought of having a man eating shark at a local theme park is pretty unsettling.
* Fitzroyce being swallowed whole by the shark.
* The corpse of one of the victims drifting in one of the fish tanks.

!!Jaws: The Revenge

* Just forgive how Mitchell Anderson is [[SpecialEffectFailure embarrassingly obviously hiding his arm under his jacket]] and think about his character Sean Brody's situation.
** [[spoiler:Just on your boat, doing your job, when suddenly [[ThreateningShark some unknown menace]] emerges from the depths, latches onto you, and starts violently pulling your arm. For some reason, it's [[SpecialEffectFailure bloody even before it happens]] but who cares!? You manage to stay on the boat, but realize your flippin' arm is gone! [[AndIMustScream You try to scream for help]], but unfortunately your very far out and everyone is busy [[HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday Christmas caroling]] so no one can hear you. So the beast returns, and your efforts to keep yourself in the safety of your boat are futile as it effortlessly drags you into the water. Keep screaming all you want for the remainder of your time above water, because it proceeds to pull you down and finish you off.]]
* There's also the bit when ''Michael'' is chased by the shark. The worst fear of every scuba diver out there.
7th Apr '17 10:18:52 AM desslok
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** The scene is made even more powerful by the soundtrack - or lack thereof. Consider this: all throughout the movie John Williams has been training you that Shark = Music and that No Music = No Shark. Every attack, we get Williams leaning hard on the string section and fake out moments like the boys with the cardboard fin are scoreless. So later in the movie, it's been a while without an attack, the audience has gotten relaxed, Brody is throwing out chum and suddenly BAM! SHARK! Our first good look at the beast, and there was no "okay, here comes the monster" music. It completely catches the audiance off guard, creating one of the most memorable moments in the movie, and it's all because the soundtrack suckerpunched you.
29th Mar '17 10:10:12 PM DaFlabbagasta
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