The NY Post recently interviewed me about why Jaws terrifies even phobia experts. Here's an excerpt:
Mattu first saw the movie when he was about 7 years old, young enough to create a tide of fear of the beasts that washed into his life way past the beach. Not only did he avoid deep water near his home in Northern California, he stayed clear of the shallows — and even the water in his bathtub.
“I thought there was open water in the bathtub,” he says. To avoid a drain-based shark attack, he’d take showers by standing on the edge of the tub. “[My parents] hit me over the head and said, ‘What are you doing?’ I said, ‘It’s in case Jaws comes!’ ”
Check out the full article to learn how I overcome my phobia and faced my fear of sharks.