Synopsis: 12 year old Carlos arrives at a Spanish orphanage during the civil war where he discovers a ghost boy named Santi.
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Runtime: 108 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix (US): No
Jump Scares: 4 (1 major, 3 minor)
Jump Scare Rating: Relies more on atmosphere than jump scares. A scene just before the 59 minute mark contains the only significant jump scare in the film.
Jump Scare Times
23:47 – Some scissors fall from a shelf while Carlos is filling his water jug.
29:27 – The ghost boy appears behind Carlos and touches him on the shoulder before disappearing.
43:04 – Carlos is surprised by his friends pulling the curtain beside his bed across while he is sleeping.
58:53 – Carlos looks out of a keyhole and an eye suddenly appears. [Video]
(Major scares in bold)
Download a .srt file of the jump scares in The Devil’s Backbone [more info].