Think you are over your fear of the 1975 classic? If yes, prove your bravery by watching it while in open water.
Apparently, you can watch Jaws on the big screen while floating in water and I'm convinced the devil is REAL. The American thriller, directed by the genius Steven Spielberg, was released more than four decades ago and still manages to scare the living daylights out of people. But, just in case you are over your fear, you can step your game up and prove your bravery by watching Jaws, on a big screen, while floating in the water. Adrenaline junkies, pack your bags. The annual Jaws on the Water event is back, get ready for the thrill of your life!
For the fifth year in a row (Yes, this madness has been going on for 5 years now somebody call the cops), the summer's creepiest event is back and The Volente Beach Resort and Beachside Billy’s are waiting for you. While floating in the waters of Lake Travis, people can enjoy the terrifying experience of watching Jaws in open water. 16 special screenings of the classic will be held from June till August; adrenaline junkies, mark your calendars.
Starting this year on June 8, the movie event is scheduled for every Saturday, probably because you need at least one day to recover from all that trauma. While the tickets aren't available currently and will be announced soon, the event mentions that a ticket for Jaws on Water will also include, "full access to Volente Beach attractions (Lazy Lagoon, The Sidewinder, the water slides and more), keepsake shark-ified inner tube, fireworks display."
"And the thrilling, one-of-a-kind experience of watching cinema’s greatest great whites with your feet dangling dangerously and deliciously in the water," it scares up as if people aren't scared enough already. Keep your eyes peeled because I'm pretty sure once the tickets will sell out within minutes of going on sale. For me, unless THEY pay ME for pulling off such a daring stunt, the only place I'm comfortable watching Jaws (sort of) is my bed so thanks, but no thanks.
For a non-traditional movie, Jaws surprisingly secured all positive reviews from the critics. One of the earliest reviews of the movie called Jaws "a sensationally effective action picture, a scary thriller that works all the better because it's populated with characters that have been developed into human beings." In 2001, the movie was selected by the Library of Congress to be preserved in the United States National Film Registry, being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
The success of Jaws was huge and after three years, a sequel titled Jaws 2 was released in 1978 starring Roy Scheider again as Police Chief Martin Brody but this time the movie was directed by Jeannot Szwarc. "Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water ... ," read the tagline of the sequel which too was met with great success and earned over $208 million. Jaws 3-D was released in 1983, followed by Jaws: The Revenge 1987. As a whole, the Jaws franchise has grossed more than $798 million across the globe, making it one of the most successful franchises ever made. Dare to watch it once again?