Horror Case Files: Jaws 3 (1983)

Jaws 3

It is the 4th annual Horror Case Files! Jaws 3, Jaws III, or Jaws 3-D, yes they made an attempt at 3-D movies in the 80s. Speaking of attempts, this is the 2nd sequel to Steven Spielberg’s classic Jaws. To me, this was the first shark movie that was so bad, it was good. Plus, it has a rather large cast with Dennis Quaid (A Dog’s Purpose), Bess Armstrong (Next of Kin), Louis Gossett, Jr (An Officer and a Gentleman), and Lea Thompson (Red Dawn).

Don’t know what Horror Case Files is? Every October there is a mini review on a horror movie every day of that month. It’s a great time waster at work and you might find some hidden gems, or avoid some hot messes. Horror Case Files reveal the background story, kill count, most creative kill, the killer(s), and what happened to the killer(s). WARNING! SPOILERS if you continue.


Ok, it can’t get better than this. Jaws is loose in Sea World.

Kill Count

5 people
1 fish
1 Mama Jaws
1 Mini Jaws



Most Creative Kill

Mama Jaws blown up by a grenade

The Killer(s)

It’s a great white shark, hence Jaws, although it’s never referred to that name in the movie. Jaw’s child got loose in Sea World, and they captured it. Mini Jaws died because it was moved to quickly into an exhibit. Then Mama Jaws comes to the park and wrecks havoc.

What Happened to the Killer(s)

They try to trap Jaws in a pipe, but one of divers gets swallowed whole. While in Mama Jaw’s mouth, the diver tries to use a grenade but dies before he gets a chance. Divers, Michael and Kay were able to pull the pin on the grenade in the mouth, exploding Mama Jaws.


Horror Case Files Verdict
I don’t know what to tell you. If you think the idea of Jaws terrorizing people at Sea World is dumb, then keep on swimming. If you think other wise, you need to see this hidden gem of horribleness. Sharknado might be cool, but Jaws 3 started it all, and still holds up even with it’s dated effects. Here’s a classic dialouge.

Scene: Mama Jaws is swimming over the underwater tunnel that visitors can look out from.

Child: “Daddy look” (points at Mama Jaws)
Dad: “Holy Shit!”

Random Info I got from this File:
    • Don’t pose while water skiing
    • Dolphins are getaway swimmers
    • Don’t look when someone says their fly is open
File Status: 8 out of 10
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Graphic designer by day, and movie blogger whenever I can. Been watching films in the 80s and never lost the love for it. Started Movie Case Files in 2012, and kept writing random reviews ever since. Besides movies, I like watching UFC, collecting retro video games, spending time with the wife, and bacon.

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