It’s the film that famously makes you never want to go into an open body of water again, with just a few bars of that soundtrack enough to cause intense disquiet.
The creeping unease, the frantic screams, the shots of blood churned shallows; Jaws is perhaps not the ideal film to watch while preparing for a relaxing beach holiday.
Indeed, even when watching the classic shark-infested horror from the dry shores of my sofa, I have found myself tucking all my toes in anxiously.
I therefore cannot imagine how my jangled nerves would react if faced with watching Jaws while actually floating about in the water surrounded by other humans/shark snacks…
For the fifth year running, The Volente Beach Resort and Beachside Billy’s in Texas will be delivering a special series of summer screenings of Jaws. With the audience swapping comfy cinema seats for rubber rings, splashiness and (eek) dangling legs.
The screenings will take place on the shores of Lake Travis, with 16 ‘dive-in’ screenings being shown from June right through to August.
Tickets cost $55, with an illustrated Jaws pint glass and a Jaws-themed inner tube thrown in for the price. For an extra $12 you can get dinner, although I would personally advise against opting for a seafood meal.
According to the Lake Travis website:
Tickets to these On the Water shows 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.
Jaws will be screening every Saturday from June 8 through August 17 (except July 6). They’ve yet to launch their ticket site.
#PSYCHO made peeps scared of showers. #JAWS had folks steering clear of the ocean. What scene from a #horrormovie made you scared of even the most mundane things?!? For me, it’s the log truck scene in #FinalDestination2. Lemme know yours in the comments below!
— COCKTAIL PARTY MASSACRE Podcast (@cpmhorrorpod) March 30, 2019
In the five year history of ‘Jaws in the Water’, there have – so far – been no nibbled feet or chewed off arms. However, such incidents could well have been hushed up by that dastardly Amity mayor.
Either way, I reckon I will most definitely be needing a bigger boat before heading out to this event…
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Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.