Considering JAWS was the first summer blockbuster, it’s only fitting that we kick off summer 2022 with news of the JAWS-related variety. Last week I reported on the fact that a child actor who appeared briefly in movie has now become chief of police for the little town that served as the setting for Amity in the film. Now I can giddily report that Universal Studios Orlando has opened a JAWS-themed store! Take a virtual tour by clicking here. E.T. got an exclusive store, too—and somehow King Kong got in there!
You know what this is. Universal Studios found out I was pissed at them because they closed down the Monster Café (as I reported over at out sister site WEREWOLVES.COM) and they’re trying to get back into my good graces. Nice try, Universal Studios, but you’re gonna have to do better than that. Now what you *could* do would be to open a JAWS restaurant, and just move in all the statues and memorabilia of the Universal Monsters from the Monster Café. I’m sure Jaws wouldn’t mind, as he’s a Universal Monster too. And JAWS the movie had just as much of a formative effect on my impressionable little abnormal mind as the classic Universal Monsters flicks, so they all belong together, as far as I’m concerned.