Jump Scares in A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) screenshot
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) screenshot
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) screenshot
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 14 jump scares in A Tale of Two Sisters, which has a jump scare rating of 3.0.

Jump Scare Rating: Several legitimately terrifying scenes – one occurs at the 35 minute mark and another just after the hour mark. The final ten minutes are also quite intense. In between these parts the movie is largely free of jump scares.

Synopsis: After recovering from a break-down, Su-mi joins her younger sister, her father, and stepmother, at their country home, however the two sisters soon realise their stepmother has sinister intentions.

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Jump Scares: 14 (1 major, 13 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: R

Director: Jee-woon Kim

Runtime: 115 minutes

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Foreign, Haunted House / Building

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

Jump Scare Times

00:25:55 – Su-yeon sits up in bed suddenly and looks around, but no one is there.

00:28:52 – Su-mi is startled when her stepmother, standing right behind her, begins to talk.

00:33:46 – Images of a girl with bloodied hands flash on the screen as Su-yeon lies in bed dreaming.

00:35:37 – Su-yeon sees a woman crawling across the floor, she stands up quickly with her head at an unnatural angle.

00:36:01 – The woman moves towards Su-yeon who is now cowering in her bed.

00:36:37 – The woman’s head moves extremely close to Su-yeon, who then wakes up from her nightmare.

01:00:04 – Mi-hee recalls to her husband seeing a dead girl under the kitchen sink, the scene then abruptly cuts to an image of the dead girl.

01:03:54 – A hand comes out from underneath the kitchen sink and grabs the stepmother. [Video]

01:06:37 – Moo-hyeon lifts the cover off the bird cage and notices a dead bird.

01:24:35 – The kettle beings to make a high pitched whistling noise.

01:26:15 – The bloodied bag begins to move just as Su-mi is about to touch it.

01:43:38 – The stepmother sees something pull back from behind a wall in Su-yeon’s bedroom.

01:44:25 – The door closes suddenly and the lights dim while the stepmother is in Su-yeon’s bedroom.

01:45:36 – A ghost crawls out from between some sheets.

(Major jump scares in bold)

Watch with subtitles that warn you about jump scares! Download the .srt file of the jump scares in A Tale of Two Sisters. [More info]

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