i saw "friday the 13th" in a theater the year it premiered, on friday the 13th.
the movie was only kinda scary, but when jason jumps out of the lake at the end when you think it's over, i was three rows back behind my original seat.
when my friend's mom dropped me off at home that night, i ran from the car to the door and kept the light on all night.
btw, that was shot at my old boy scout summer camp, camp no-be-bo-sco.
"jaws" ruined a good summer or two at the jersey shore for me. i still keep an eye out for sharks when i swim in the ocean. one time i was shell hunting in chest deep water with a mask off of captiva island (florida), and i looked down to see a big school of fish rush by my legs. the captain of our boat charter a few yards away told me to stand still, don't splash about. then a big grey mass passed by, and then another. they were sharks!!!
i didn't get any more shells that day.