Jump Scares in Alien 3 (1992)

Alien 3 (1992) screenshot
Alien 3 (1992) screenshot
Alien 3 (1992) screenshot
Alien 3 (1992) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 14 jump scares in Alien 3, which has a jump scare rating of 2.5.

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.

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.

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Jump Scares: 14 (1 major, 13 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: R

Director: David Fincher

Runtime: 145 minutes

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

Jump Scare Times

00:01:30 – 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).

00:29:11 – Quick cut during the sermon as the alien attempts to break out from inside the box (it finally breaks out at 29:33).

00:29:25 – Quick cut during the sermon as the alien attempts to break out from inside the box (it finally breaks out at 29:33).

00:29:33 – Quick cut during the sermon as the alien attempts to break out from inside the box (it finally breaks out at 29:33).

00:38:59 – The alien suddenly spits acid in Murphy’s face.

00:54:14 – Rains sees the alien.

00:55:31 – The alien drops down on Boggs.

00:55:52 – The scene suddenly cuts to Bishop’s remains being thrown onto a table.

01:08:04 – The alien grabs Clemens through the shower curtain.

01:10:48 – The alien pulls Andrew into the vent above.

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

01:58:19 – An alien hand bursts through the door in front of a prisoner. [Video]

02:00:29 – The alien appears in front of an inmate.

02:10:50 – The alien suddenly leaps out of the molten lead.

(Major jump scares in bold)

Watch with subtitles that warn you about jump scares! Download the .srt file of the jump scares in Alien 3. [More info]

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