Jump Scares In An American Werewolf in London (1981)

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Synopsis: Two American friends, David and Jack, are on a backpacking holiday in England when they are attacked by a werewolf resulting in Jack dying and David being badly injured. During his recovery in hospital David begins to suspect that he has himself been transformed into a werewolf.

Director: John Landis

Runtime: 97 minutes

MPAA Rating: R

IMDb: 7.6/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 89%

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Comedy, Werewolf

Jump Scares:  14 (2 major, 12 minor)

Jump Scare Rating: Most of the scares in the early part of the movie occur during dream sequences. There is a well done and quite unexpected jump scare at the 33 minute mark just after David wakes from a dream.

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

Jump Scare Times

16:16 – David is knocked down by a werewolf which then begins to attack Jack.

16:43 – The werewolf attacks David.

25:18 – During a dream sequence, a naked David jumps on a deer and begins eating it.

28:52 – During another dream sequence, Jack suddenly opens his eyes and growls at Nurse Alex.

32:03 – A man opens the front door and is gunned down by some strange looking mutants.

32:52 – Nurse Alex opens the curtains and is attacked by a mutant. [Video]

43:18 – David adjusts the bathroom mirror and sees un-dead Jack in the reflection. [Video]

1:02:23 – A werewolf jumps out and attacks a young couple.

1:03:58 – The scene abruptly cuts to a telephone ringing.

1:06:27 – There is a close up of the werewolf’s face and a loud growling noise before the scene cuts to a train.

1:09:17 – The scene abruptly cuts to a lion roaring at a zoo.

1:27:52 – A man is attacked by a werewolf in the movie theater.

1:29:35 – The werewolf bursts through the door to the movie theater.

1:33:10 – The werewolf roars and is repeatedly shot.

(Major scares in bold)

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