Every time I get into a swimming pool, my eyes immediately scan for sharks. I call this “JAWS Syndrome”, and countless others suffer from it as well. Sure, we know that sharks can’t exist or even fit in most pools. Plus there are ample other commonsense questions like “how did the shark get in there?” that should halt our fear in its tracks. But somehow, our psyches over power all that pertinent logical stuff to instead leave us pondering the possibilities of sharks in the pool.
A few years back, a group of filmmakers made a hilarious trailer that not only plays on the fear of sharks in pools, but also pokes loving fun at the well-worn “group of teens gathering for a wild party” horror movie set-up. It’s pretty brilliant.
We present 2013s SHARK POOL-