Jump Scares In Arrival (2016)

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Synopsis: A language professor is recruited by the US government to help communicate with aliens who have spontaneously arrived in 12 different locations around earth.

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Runtime: 116 minutes

MPAA Rating: PG-13

IMDb: 7.9/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 94%

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Sci-Fi, Extraterrestrial, Low Jump Scare

Jump Scares:  3 (0 major, 3 minor)

Jump Scare Rating: Arrival builds significant tension leading up to Louise’s first encounter with the aliens but no jump scares are used. There are a couple of minor jump scares further into the movie but nothing will cause viewers much alarm.

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

Jump Scare Times

46:19 – One of the Heptapods places a tentacle on the barrier near where Louise is standing.

1:02:41 – During a dream where Louise is talking to Ian in her room, Louise looks up and Ian has been replaced by a Heptapod.

1:15:47 – The Heptapod places a tentacle on the barrier causing Louise and Ian to be pushed back by an unseen force.

Download a .srt file of the jump scares in Arrival [more info].