Thu. Sep 21st, 2023

The new episode of the JoBlo Original docu-series 80s Horror Memories takes a deep dive into the 1983 release of Jaws 3-D

CHECK OUT ALL OUR EPISODES OF ’80s HORROR MEMORIES HERE! recently launched a new weekly documentary series called 80s Horror Memories, and the first five episodes of the series were all dedicated to films that were released in 1980: Maniac, Dressed to Kill, AlligatorFriday the 13thThe ShiningProm Night, and The Fog. The second five episodes were a journey through 1981, covering The Funhouse, The Burning, Friday the 13th Part 2, My Bloody ValentineHalloween IIThe Evil DeadThe Howling, and An American Werewolf in London, as well as the careers of horror hosts Elvira and Joe Bob Briggs. The next five were, of course, all about movies that came out in 1982: Conan the BarbarianThe ThingHalloween III: Season of the Witch, and Poltergeist, with an examination of the short-lived 3-D boom along the way. Now the series is has entered 1983, and after getting started by talking about a trio of Stephen King adaptations, we’re moving on to a deep dive into Jaws 3-D (watch it HERE)! To hear all about it, check out the video embedded above.

New episodes of 80s Horror Memories will be released through the YouTube channel JoBlo Horror Originals every Monday. 

Here’s the info on 80s Horror MemoriesIt’s been over 40 years that the decade that shaped the horror movie industry began and having lived through most of those years personally, we at JoBlo/Arrow in the Head have decided to create a 10-part documentary series in which not only cover every nook and cranny of the biggest horror themes from 1980 to 1989 but also what was happening in the world at the time. Join us as we walk down Horror Memory Lane!

And here’s the info on this particular episode: The original Jaws is a classic that saw a young Spielberg at the very top of his game, so early in his directorial career, and while Jaws 2 doesn’t live up to the first movie, it still delivered enough scares and thrills to satiate fans. But what about the third entry? On today’s episode, we travel to Sea World Orlando to be terrorized by that mechanical shark again, in the preposterous but strangely entertaining Jaws 3.

This episode of 80s Horror Memories was written by Adam Walton, narrated by Tyler Nichols, edited by Juan Jimenez, produced by Berge Garabedian and John Fallon, co-produced by Mike Conway, and executive produced by Berge Garabedian. The score was provided by Shawn Knippelberg. This episode’s special guests are Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw III), and Eric Red (The Hitcher).

Let us know what you thought of this episode, plus share some of your own ’80s horror memories, by leaving a comment!

Two of the previous episodes of 80s Horror Memories can be seen below. To see more of our shows, head over to the JoBlo Horror Originals channel – and subscribe while you’re at it!

By Dave Jenks

Dave Jenks is an American novelist and Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Between those careers, he’s worked as a deckhand, commercial fisherman, divemaster, taxi driver, construction manager, and over the road truck driver, among many other things. He now lives on a sea island, in the South Carolina Lowcountry, with his wife and youngest daughter. They also have three grown children, five grand children, three dogs and a whole flock of parakeets. Stinnett grew up in Melbourne, Florida and has also lived in the Florida Keys, the Bahamas, and Cozumel, Mexico. His next dream is to one day visit and dive Cuba.