Jump Scares In Before I Wake (2016)

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Synopsis: After the death of their young son, Jessie and Mark adopt a child whose dreams physically manifest while he sleeps.

Director: Mike Flanagan

Runtime: 97 minutes

MPAA Rating: PG-13

IMDb: 6.1/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 29%

Netflix (US): Yes

Tags: Low Jump Scare

Jump Scares:  9 (2 major, 7 minor)

Jump Scare Rating: More of a fantasy/supernatural drama than horror movie, Before I Wake isn’t overly scary although there are some significant jump scares in the second half of the movie.

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

Jump Scare Times

20:30 – Jessie drops a glass during a suspenseful scene.

49:55 – As Cody sits up in bed, a demonic child suddenly appears behind him.

50:41 – The demonic child appears under the bed and grabs Cody’s leg.

58:50 – Mud suddenly spurts out of Sean’s mouth.

1:14:42 – A large number of butterflies fly off the stairs as Jessie approaches.

1:16:57 – Jessie turns around and the demonic child appears in front of her.

1:18:36 – Cody’s mother suddenly walks past Jessie.

1:19:22 – Mark, now with a hollow face, steps in front of Jessie.

1:20:58 – The Cankerman grabs Jessie’s shoulder and throws her backwards.

(Major scares in bold)

Download a .srt file of the jump scares in Before I Wake [more info].