Jump Scares in American Horror Story: Apocalypse

American Horror Story: Apocalypse screenshot
American Horror Story: Apocalypse screenshot
American Horror Story: Apocalypse screenshot
American Horror Story: Apocalypse screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 21 jump scares in American Horror Story: Apocalypse, which has a jump scare rating of 2.0.

Jump Scare Rating: Season 8 of American Horror Story has a few minor scares in the form of loud noises and sudden camera cuts but nothing that should causes serious distress to viewers.

Synopsis: After nuclear war causes the collapse of civilization, a select few try to survive in a bunker known as Outpost Three.

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Jump Scares: 21 (21 minor)

Episodes: 10

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—

00:05:19 – Just after Coco yells “why aren’t we moving”, a body slams into the car windshield.

00:08:01 – An explosion rocks the plane shortly after Evie says “I guess I won’t be ordering the fresh cut fruit”.

00:13:41 – There is an explosion while Timothy and Emily are talking.


—Episode 2—

00:00:54 – The suddenly appearance of a snake slithering through the closet may startle some viewers.

00:02:58 – A snake slithers out of the soup.

00:15:48 – The man in the rubber suit suddenly grabs Gallant after he says “or are you here on your own time”.


—Episode 3—

00:04:37 – Langdon roars at Mallory and his face turns briefly demonic.

00:19:16 – Accompanied by a sound effect we see Brock appear behind The Fist as she tends to the horses.

00:23:23 – There is a brief flashback to Langdon roaring at Mallory.


—Episode 4—

00:09:11 – Shortly after saying “save me”, a man’s head suddenly explodes.

00:35:17 – Madison is shocked by a cattle prod.


—Episode 5—

00:13:56 – While celebrating with the other warlocks Michael turns to look at John and, accompanied by a sound effect, his eyes briefly turn demonic.


—Episode 6—

00:06:04 – After Madison says “Did it work?”, Behold turns around and sees one of the nurse ghosts walking past a doorway (as a sound effect plays).

00:06:31 – Accompanied by a stringed sound effect, Madison sees two more ghosts at the top of the stairs.

00:09:51 – After Madison picks up the ball, she is tackled by Beau (the deformed boy from Murder House).

00:25:57 – There is a sudden cut to Constance being strangled by Michael.


—Episode 8—

00:00:10 – As Michael touches the charred corpse, there is a sudden flashback to a man burning at the stake (this is followed by two more flashbacks over the next minute or so).

00:32:14 – A woman suddenly bursts into flame after running at Michael.


—Episode 10—

00:10:00 – There is a sudden cut from Coco and Mallory staring at each other in the log cabin, to squealing brakes and a car horn.

00:14:22 – We see an outstretched arm break out of the ground (followed by several more).

00:33:25 – A car slams into Michael as he crosses the road.

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