Jump Scares In Alien 3 (1992)

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Synopsis: Following the events of Aliens, Ripley crash lands on an inhabited planet housing a maximum security prison however she soon discovers an alien stowaway that threatens the safety of the prison’s inhabitants.

Director: David Fincher

Runtime: 145 minutes (assembly cut)

MPAA Rating: R

IMDb: 6.4/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 44%

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Action, Body Horror, Extraterrestrial, Sci-Fi, Survival

Jump Scares:  12 (1 major, 11 minor)

Jump Scare Rating: Most of the scares in Alien 3 are “slow” scares that audiences will generally see coming; often the music reaches a crescendo or a character reacts briefly before the scare occurs.

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

Jump Scare Times

1:30 – There is a brief cut during the opening credits where a glass capsule cracks (another cut at 2:46 where an explosion occurs may also startle viewers).

29:11, 29:25, 29:33 – There are several quick cuts during the sermon as the alien attempts to break out from inside the ox (it finally breaks out at 29:33).

38:59 – The alien suddenly spits acid in Murphy’s face.

54:14 – Rains sees the alien.

55:31 – The alien drops down on Boggs.

55:52 – The scene suddenly cuts to Bishop’s remains being thrown onto a table.

1:08:04 – The alien grabs Clemens through the shower curtain.

1:10:48 – The alien pulls Andrew into the vent above.

1:20:01 – The alien suddenly appears in front of an inmate as he climbs up a ladder.

1:58:19 – An alien hand bursts through the door in front of a prisoner. [Video]

2:00:29 – The alien appears in front of an inmate.

2:10:50 – The alien suddenly leaps out of the molten lead.

(Major scares in bold)

Download a .srt file of the jump scares in Alien 3 [more info].