Jump Scares in American Horror Story: Roanoke

American Horror Story: Roanoke screenshot
American Horror Story: Roanoke screenshot
American Horror Story: Roanoke screenshot
American Horror Story: Roanoke screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 40 jump scares in American Horror Story: Roanoke, which has a jump scare rating of 3.5.

Jump Scare Rating: Roanoke has a darker, less campy feel than previous seasons of American Horror Story. Jump scares are present with an average of around 4 scares per episode.

Synopsis: Documentary style retelling of a married couples’ paranormal experiences after moving to a house on Roanoke Island in North Carolina

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Jump Scares: 40 (5 major, 35 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—

00:09:00 – A garbage can is hurled towards Matt.

00:13:57 – The wind causes a door to slam into the side of the house, startling Shelby.

00:16:42 – A hand pushes Shelby under the water while she lies in the hot tub.

00:22:39 – A loud gunshot may startle some viewers.

00:26:19 – Lee begins to talk during a tense scene which causes Shelby to jump in fright.

00:37:29 – While driving, Shelby looks up and a woman is suddenly standing in the middle of the road.


—Episode 2—

00:10:55 – A pig squeals and runs past Matt.

00:22:37 – Lee sees a pig-like creature in the mirror.

00:30:34 – The video footage that Shelby and Matt are watching shakes suddenly.

00:31:06 – A female figure appears in the mirror beside Dr. Cunningham.

00:37:24 – Matt runs out of some bushes startling Shelby.


—Episode 3—

00:19:16 – The Butcher suddenly cuts the candle on the table in half.

00:20:49 – The windows in the room suddenly break one by one.


—Episode 4—

00:02:33 – Shelby opens the shower curtain and is attacked by the pig-like creature (the creature appears again at 2:41 and 3:05).

00:06:56 – There is a loud bang from upstairs (followed by several more over the next 20 seconds).

00:07:54 – The pig creature appears suddenly in front of a woman.

00:09:38 – The Butcher suddenly appears and knocks a jug out of a woman’s hand.

00:14:59 – Dr. Cunningham appears behind Shelby.

00:28:13 – Flora runs in front of a car causing the driver to brake suddenly.


—Episode 5—

00:09:03 – There is the sound of a pig squealing and a sheet is placed over Edward.

00:13:34 – A ghost drops down from the roof and grabs Flora.

00:14:54 – A door breaks.

00:18:29 – Matt, Shelby, and Flora are suddenly ambushed from behind.

00:35:53 – During a dream, Shelby opens the bathroom door and is attacked by The Butcher.


—Episode 6—

00:07:27 – Water explodes out of the sink.

00:07:46 – Cupboards suddenly slide across the kitchen floor, several seconds later fire comes out of the furnace behind Sidney.

00:20:44 – The pig man leaps up from the back of the car and grabs Diana.

00:25:17 – Agnes breaks a window.

00:37:56 – The nurses appear as Rory closes a closet door.


—Episode 7—

00:02:24 – Agnes stabs Sidney.

00:26:22 – Matt is grabbed and attacked by the witch.


—Episode 8—

00:13:03 – The pig man attacks Dominic.

00:13:17 – The Chens attack Shelby.

00:34:59 – Dominic turns around and sees the pig man standing behind him.

00:38:45 – Lee and Audrey open the front door and see the pig man.


—Episode 9—

00:16:27 – A pig walking across the screen is suddenly attacked by a fast moving assailant.


—Episode 10—

00:24:43 – Lee steps out in front of the spirit chasers.

00:26:01 – There is a loud bang from behind Lee.

00:27:26 – An open door slams as one of the spirit chasers approaches it.

00:28:12 – One of the Chens drops down from the ceiling and grabs a spirit chaser.

(Major jump scares in bold)

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