Jump Scares In Alien: Resurrection (1997)

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Synopsis: A clone of Ellen Ripley, infused with alien DNA, must team up with a group of space pirates to fight aliens that have breached containment on a military research vessel.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Runtime: 116 minutes (2003 special edition)

MPAA Rating: R

IMDb: 6.3/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 54%

Netflix (US): No

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

Jump Scares:  9 (1 major, 8 minor)

Jump Scare Rating: There are a moderate amount of jump scares in Alien: Resurrection after a quiet first 30 minutes. Most coincide with the sudden appearance of the aliens and very few are particularly startling or scary.

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

Jump Scare Times

31:45 – The alien’s tongue comes out of its mouth and slams into the glass barrier.

41:07 – An alien hand grabs Dr. Gediman and pulls him into the hole.

47:57 – A broken hose drops down and starts hissing behind Elgyn. [Video]

1:04:15 – An apparently dead man suddenly jumps up and yells.

1:13:25 – A Face Hugger jumps on to Ripley’s face.

1:32:25 – Purvis is suddenly shot.

1:37:54 – The alien snaps at Ripley.

1:41:25 – An alien roars from behind Call.

1:42:34 – The dying alien suddenly roars at Call once more.

(Major scares in bold)

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