Jaws 18 is a 2014 horror/thriller film featuring the story of two feuding beach house owners who must work together to eliminate a recurring shark attack problem in their local beachland area and protect their summer vacations from ruin with the help of professional fishermen and shark hunters. It is the fourth film in the "Jaws" franchise to be Rated R in the United States as given by the MPAA. The film was released theatrically on December 5, 2014.

Jaws 18

Directed by

Max Spielberg

Produced by

Steven Spielberg
Max Spielberg


Mike Moroff
Jonny Lee Miller

Music by

Chase Evans

Distributed by

Universal Studios

Release Date

December 5, 2014

Running time

109 minutes


United States



Preceded by

Jaws 17


  • The film was originally scheduled to be released on October 24, 2014. However, Universal Pictures had pushed back the film's release to December 5, 2014 in order to avoid being in coherence with the release of "Ouija", another Universal film.
  • This is the first film in the franchise since "Jaws 10" to have not been released theatrically during the month of October.
  • The film was the first to feature the initial trailer for the Universal Pictures film "Jurassic World" during the upcoming film previews. The trailer was released and unveiled to the public on December 1, 2014.