When thinking of movie genres that I don’t normally watch, horror came in right at the top of the list. There are other genres that I don’t typically watch, but that I would if a movie sounded good enough. (Examples being wars/westerns/anime). But horror, I never watch horror if I can help it. I simply do not like to be scared. I enjoy some suspense, but there is something about the added gore factor with horror movies that just turns me away. The other factor that generally deters me from horror movies is that I don’t watch rated R films. So I hitched up my britches, headed to the Movietime website, and tried to find a horror movie that was suitably rated, and what I like to call “Sharon-friendly.”
Suddenly, there it was. The answer to all of my problems. A horror movie that is rated PG, and one that I knew I could easily recommend to anyone. Made in 1975, Jaws is the epitome of kitschy horror flicks. Steven Spielberg may have been working with limited technology at the time, but he still managed to create what is considered to be one of the greatest movies of all time. I was a grade-schooler the first time I watched it (at a slumber party, no less), and despite the less-than-realistic shark, it still managed to provide just enough thrills to keep us girls squealing throughout the night. And who hasn’t hummed the ominous “duh-dum... duh-dum...” theme music while about to tickle-attack a toddler? It’s not just a great movie, it makes great memories.