See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 11 jump scares in Alien, which has a jump scare rating of 2.5.
Jump Scare Rating: Relies more on it’s claustrophobic atmosphere than jump scares. The most effective jump scene occurs about 75 minutes into the movie.
Synopsis: The crew of the space ship Nostromo receive a distress call from a nearby vessel where they discover a malevolent alien life form.
Director: Ridley Scott
Runtime: 117 minutes
Jump Scare Times
00:34:28 – A Facehugger jumps out of the egg and lands on Kane’s helmet.
00:47:39 – Dallas accidentally kicks something over, causing Ripley to cry out in surprise.
00:48:38 – The Facehugger drops onto Ripley’s shoulder.
00:48:55 – The Facehugger twitches as Ash pokes it.
00:56:08 – Blood spurts out of Kane’s chest and a few seconds later an alien bursts out of it.
01:02:58 – A cat hisses and runs away.
01:07:31 – The alien comes into view behind Brett.
01:15:42 – An alien appears in front of Dallas. [Video].
01:23:48 – Ash grabs Parker.
01:31:55 – The cat jumps out at Ripley.
01:46:49 – An alien hand extends out in front of Ripley.
(Major jump scares in bold)
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