Synopsis: Two private investigators break into a house in search of a missing college student. Inside they discover a set of VHS tapes containing horrific content.

Directors: Simon Barrett, Jason Eisener, Gareth Evans, Gregg Hale, Eduardo Sánchez, Timo Tjahjanto, Adam Wingard

Runtime: 96 minutes

MPAA Rating: R

IMDb: 6.1/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 70%

Netflix (US): Yes

Jump Scares: 14 (4 major, 10 minor)

Jump Scare Rating: Jump scares are present throughout the film but are most prevalent in the “Phase I Clinical Trials” segment.
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WARNING: The following may contain spoilers

Jump Scare Times

— Video #1 (Phase I Clinical Trials) —

11:53 – After pouring a drink, Herman heads back to his game and hears a loud bang from another room.

13:10 – Herman pulls away the sheets on his bed revealing no one is there. He then spins around and a man is standing behind him.

14:38 – Lights flicker down the hallway revealing a girl standing at the end of it.

14:48 – Herman spins his head back to the hallway but the girl is standing right in front of him.

19:58 – Herman spins around to face Clarissa and sees a man in underwear standing outside.

20:32 – The man in underwear is suddenly standing inside the house.

22:12 – Herman pulls away the sheets to reveal a screaming little girl underneath.

23:22 – Something splashes in the pool.

 

— Video #3 (Safe Haven) —

58:29 – The body lying on the table suddenly jolts upwards after the cameraman begins to cover her face with a sheet.

 

— Video #4 (Slumber Party Alien Abduction) —

1:20:47 – Aliens burst into the room.

1:24:48 – After the police disappear, aliens suddenly appear in the field.

1:25:15 – Aliens appear in the field in front of the camera.

 

— Framing Narrative —

1:28:45 – Ayesha suddenly attacks Larry.

1:29:31 – Ayesha suddenly appears in front of the partially open closet and is shot by Larry.

(Major scares in bold)

Download a .srt file of the jump scares in V/H/S/2 [more info].