Synopsis: Newlyweds George and Kathy Lutz move into a new house that was the site of a grisly mass murder one year earlier.
Director: Stuart Rosenberg
Runtime: 117 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix (US): No
Jump Scares: 8 (1 major, 7 minor)
Jump Scare Rating: The cat scare at the 30 minute mark is the only moment likely to startle audiences appreciably.
Jump Scare Times
6:51 – As the real estate agent opens a bedroom door, there is a sudden flashback to the shooting (several more flashbacks occur over the next few minutes).
17:06 – A disembodied voice screams “get out” at Father Delaney.
30:29 – George is startled by a yowling black cat at the window. [Video]
33:28 – Kathy hears something and looks into another room, when she returns to the kitchen her daughter is suddenly standing there.
41:30 – Kathy sits up in bed and screams.
1:05:53 – Amy sneaks up on George and Kathy.
1:19:40 – Kathy looks out of the bedroom window and sees two glowing eyes.
1:52:58 – George falls through the stairs into the brown liquid below.
(Major scares in bold)
Download a .srt file of the jump scares in The Amityville Horror [more info].