I’ve always been a big fan of sharks; they’re big and scary and definitely not the kind of creatures you’d want to bump into on a dark night. In fact, the sea is pretty intimidating and imposing in general really. I’m not the strongest of swimmers and my stroke looks a bit like I’m having a real stroke. When I swim I actually look as if I might be drowning. Maybe that has something to do with why I find sharks so frightening – they are always hanging around in deep murky water. Well that, and their big fuck-off teeth.
The artist Sebastian Horsley (yes, I know I’ve spoken about him many times before) – was also obsessed about these deadly fish. He was always trying to paint them, but was forever frustrated that he couldn’t capture their ferociousness and raw power on canvas.
Similarly, I’d quite like to get a tattoo of a shark, but worry that the results might be underwhelming.
Anyway here’s a video compilation of some of the best shark attack moments from monster movies, accompanied by some dramatic music. For my money, Jaws is one of the best horror films of all time.