Jump Scares In A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

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Synopsis: Several teenagers are hunted in their dreams by a horrifying serial killer known as Freddy Kruger.

Director: Wes Craven

Runtime: 91 minutes

MPAA Rating: R

IMDb: 7.5/10 Rotten Tomatoes: 94%

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Slasher

Jump Scares: 11 (2 major, 9 minor)

Jump Scare Rating: Most of the scares in this movie are relatively low-key however the final 10 minutes do contain a couple of effective scares.

WARNING: The jump scare descriptions listed below may contain minor spoilers
Show Descriptions

Jump Scare Times

3:34 – Freddy Krueger appears suddenly behind Tina.

9:17 – Rod tackles Glen.

16:21 – Tina runs into Freddy.

25:23 – Nancy runs into a girl in the school hallway.

40:33 – Freddy jumps out at Nancy from behind a bush.

41:25 – Freddy crashes through a mirror.

1:07:20 – A tongue comes out of the phone and licks Nancy.

1:08:18 – Freddy’s claw comes out of the bed.

1:20:12 – Freddy suddenly jumps out at Nancy.

1:21:12 – Freddy jumps out from behind Nancy’s bed, just after she has woken from a nightmare. [Video]

1:28:52 – Freddy’s hand bursts through the door and grabs Nancy’s mother. [Video]

(Major scares in bold)

Download a .srt file of the jump scares in A Nightmare on Elm Street [more info].