On June 20, 1975, Jaws swam its way into theaters and left in its wake a damaging effect on the island tourism industry that is still felt to this day. Forty-one years later, millions of people are still so afraid of being gobbled up by a Great White that they refuse to step foot in the water, and that lingering fear is a testament to just how terrifying the film is.
The Steven Spielberg-directed film forever turned the summer months into Hollywood’s “blockbuster” season, and since today is not only the first day of summer but also the 41st birthday of our hungry pal Bruce, we wanted to pay tribute to one of the greatest horror films of all time with an image gallery that is sure to keep you out of the water this summer.
Of course, one of the most iconic things about Jaws is the original poster art, which has been paid tribute to and parodied so many times that we’ve lost track. But many fans of the film have in recent years whipped up their own art that is just as awesome as that indelible image of a massive shark getting ready to feed on an innocent young swimmer.
So without further ado, here are the 20 coolest fan-made Jaws posters we’ve ever seen!