Jump Scares in American Horror Story (1984)

American Horror Story: 1984 screenshot
American Horror Story: 1984 screenshot
American Horror Story: 1984 screenshot
American Horror Story: 1984 screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 37 jump scares in American Horror Story: 1984, which has a jump scare rating of 2.0.

Jump Scare Rating: Not many jump scares from the first episode onwards, and little to none of them are actually frightening.

Synopsis: Counselors at a summer camp with a murderous history must survive the deadliest night of their lives when multiple serial killers attack.

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Jump Scares: 37 (37 minor)

Episodes: 9

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: TVMA

Netflix (US): No

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

Jump Scare Times

—Episode 1—

00:11:00 – Brooke opens her eyes and a hand grabs her on the mouth.

00:16:37 – The injured hiker suddenly grabs Brooke by the arm.

00:28:10 – Brooke turns on a light switch and a lamp explodes.

00:28:57 – As Brooke mentions Camp Redwood the injured hiker once again grabs her by the arm.

00:37:20 – A loud cat suddenly runs out from behind a wall.

00:41:50 – As Brooke turns around there is a loud cut to a dead body hung on the door.

00:45:00 – A sudden flash of lightning reveals someone in a raincoat standing right outside the door.

00:46:14 – Montana suddenly springs upwards and points a knife at Brooke as she tries to wake her up.

00:47:22 – There is a loud cut to the night stalker stepping out from behind some bushes.


—Episode 2—

00:01:08 – Margaret steps in front of doctor Hopple.

00:14:53 – As Xavier is looking around he is suddenly grabbed by someone.

00:18:24 – Blake is unexpectedly stabbed.

00:28:17 – A child Richard is hit on the back of his head with a swing.


—Episode 3—

00:00:58 – As Rita peeks at a window, Richard breaks it from the outside.

00:03:21 – There is a sudden cut to Mr Jingles standing right outside a window.

00:17:14 – Mr Jingles bangs his hands on the table.

00:26:00 – A seemingly dead Chan grabs Ray on the arm.

00:31:05 – There is a loud cut to the corpse of the woman Mr Jingles had just killed.


—Episode 4—

00:09:14 – Trevor injects a passed out Chet with a syringe to wake him up. After Xavier says “It didn’t work” Chet suddenly bolts up.

00:11:03 – As Margaret touches the chest of one of the dead Mr Jingles impersonators, she has a loud flashback to her ear getting cut off by him.

00:19:47 – Bertie suddenly appears in front of the oven’s window.

00:39:27 – Brooke suddenly grabs Xavier by the shoulder.


—Episode 5—

00:02:46 – There is a loud cut to a gutted corpse as the Dee Dee opens the door.

00:03:22 – The corpse springs back up.

00:03:43 – Dee Dee turns around and her dad is standing right in front of her.

00:25:44 – Dee Dee is suddenly grabbed from behind and pulled away by Mr Jingles.

00:27:52 – There is a sudden cut to Montana standing right above the counter Brooke is hiding behind.


—Episode 7—

00:07:52 – There is a horror movie playing on TV featuring a jump scare of a man who lifts some sheets off a dead body, followed by the body coming to life and jumping up at him.

00:16:57 – Bruce unexpectedly shoots the police officer.

00:22:31 – Benjamin is grabbed on the leg while walking through a cabin.

00:41:31 – Benjamin suddenly stabs himself.


—Episode 8—

00:10:15 – Benjamin suddenly tackles Ramirez.

00:20:34 – Xavier is suddenly stabbed from behind by Benjamin.

00:27:30 – As Brooke slowly puts a knife to Stacy’s throat, Donna suddenly pulls her away.

00:34:42 – A man jumps out of the water and grabs Benjamin on a boat, throwing homage to the infamous final jump scare from Friday the 13th.


—Episode 9—

00:23:36 – Ramirez kicks the cabin door open.

00:43:06 – Margaret stabs Benjamin in the back.

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