Jump Scares in Aliens (1986)

Aliens (1986) screenshot
Aliens (1986) screenshot
Aliens (1986) screenshot
Aliens (1986) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 13 jump scares in Aliens, which has a jump scare rating of 3.0.

Jump Scare Rating: More action focused than the original Alien movie. There are quite a few jump scares, mainly after the first 50 minutes, however none are particularly scary.

Synopsis: 57 years after Ellen Ripley escaped her alien encounter, her escape vessel is recovered. She is sent back to LV-426 after contact is lost with Hadley’s Hope – a developing colony on the planet.

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Jump Scares: 13 (13 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: R

Director: James Cameron

Runtime: 154 minutes

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

Jump Scare Times

00:20:36 – The rover door is suddenly opened after the children question where the adults are.

00:55:39 – Burke puts his face near a tank when suddenly one of the creatures slams against the inside wall of the tank.

00:57:36 – The team walk through a corridor when a silhouette runs past the screen.

01:12:08 – One of the crew members finds a body which suddenly opens its eyes when its head is lifted.

01:14:07 – An alien attached to the wall jumps off to grab one of the crew members.

01:18:38 – An alien pokes its head through the door before the group begin to leave.

01:48:00 – Ellen emerges from underneath the bed and is suddenly attacked by a small alien.

01:50:16 – After setting off the sprinklers, Ellen is jumped at again by the small alien.

01:56:08 – One of the men looks into the vents and spots a group of aliens approaching.

02:00:09 – Pvt. Vasquez looks at an upwards opening in the vent and spots an alien coming down.

02:04:42 – The pair start to go up the elevator when an alien reaches in.

02:23:36 – When the crew land, Bishop is attacked by an alien.

02:28:13 – Ellen’s ankle is grabbed as she tries to climb the ladder.

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