Nineteen humans and five sharks died in the Jaws franchise.
It all began with an unlucky young woman who went for a late-night swim on Amity Island. The very first scene in Steven Spielberg’s Jaws is perhaps the most iconic and horrifying opening sequence in the genre’s history, setting the stage for a masterpiece that has been making audiences terrified of the water ever since its release in 1975.
The sequels, well, they’re not quite as good. Three films came in the wake of Spielberg’s Jaws, and JoBlo’s latest video in their “Kill Counter” series highlights the gory mayhem in each of the series’ four installments. Between Jaws, Jaws 2, Jaws 3D and Jaws: The Revenge, we got no shortage of shark attack scenes that range from deeply terrifying to unintentionally humorous.
One of my personal favorites? There’s a scene in Jaws 3D wherein a diver is eaten alive by the shark. It’s mostly filmed from INSIDE the shark’s mouth, and it’s pretty damn inspired. Other favorites include the estuary attack scene from Jaws, which is downright bone chilling, and of course, Quint’s last stand in the original classic.
Check out EVERY Jaws franchise kill scene below!