Ever since Steven Spielberg’s 1975 classic Jaws first made us scared to go back in the water, sharks have been a staple of summer horror cinema. No other creature has quite captured the imagination of viewers in the same way. There's just something compelling about the way films portray sharks as unstoppable, relentless killing machines, even though we know this is not actually the case in real life.
While there have been many big blockbuster shark movies such as Deep Blue Sea or The Meg, these have also inspired numerous lower-budget films that are creative and fun. Filmmakers are constantly trying to reinvent this iconic horror creature in more outlandish and original ways. Sharks are no longer limited to ocean settings, and amazing backstories are told to explain the wild and crazy scenarios the predators find themselves in. If you are looking for a bit of fun escapism, you could do worse than check out one of the tales of monster madness on this list.