Not Jaws

Nancy is surfing alone on a secluded beach when she is attacked by a great white shark and stranded just a short distance from shore. Though she is only 200 yards from her survival, getting there proves the ultimate contest of wills.

I always enjoy these small-scale horror thrillers. It’s neat to see how filmmakers can stretch a minimal budget into something gripping, and often restriction breeds ingenuity in these cases. While The Shallows does bear a number of resemblances to Jaws, the fact that it’s just one woman vs. a shark puts an interesting spin on things, and the promise of a story told largely without words has me intrigued. Plus, water is pretty scary, guys.

The Shallows comes out June 29, 2016.

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