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‘Jaws’ fans gather on Martha’s Vineyard

JawsFest: The Tribute, a four-day festival celebrating the terrifying 1975 film, kicked off in Martha’s Vineyard today.

The popular summer destination was transformed into the fictional “Amity Island” in 1974 to create the movie based on Peter Benchley’s novel, which tells the tale of a gruesome shark that haunts the quaint community.

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