Jump Scares in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) screenshot
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) screenshot
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) screenshot
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 11 jump scares in A Nightmare on Elm Street, which has a jump scare rating of 2.5.

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.

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

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Jump Scares: 11 (2 major, 9 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: R

Director: Wes Craven

Runtime: 91 minutes

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Slasher

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

Jump Scare Times

00:03:34 – Freddy Krueger appears suddenly behind Tina.

00:09:17 – Rod tackles Glen.

00:16:21 – Tina runs into Freddy.

00:25:23 – Nancy runs into a girl in the school hallway.

00:40:33 – Freddy jumps out at Nancy from behind a bush.

00:41:25 – Freddy crashes through a mirror.

01:07:20 – A tongue comes out of the phone and licks Nancy.

01:08:18 – Freddy’s claw comes out of the bed.

01:20:12 – Freddy suddenly jumps out at Nancy.

01:21:12 – Freddy jumps out from behind Nancy’s bed, just after she has woken from a nightmare. [Video]

01:28:52 – Freddy’s hand bursts through the door and grabs Nancy’s mother. [Video]

(Major jump scares in bold)

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