Jump Scares In Bird Box (2018)

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Synopsis: A mother attempts to bring her two children to safety while blindfolded after a mysterious illness has driven much of the world’s population to commit suicide.

Director: Susanne Bier

Runtime: 124 minutes

MPAA Rating: R

IMDb: 6.8/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 66%

Netflix (US): Yes

Tags: Book Adaptation, Low Jump Scare, Post-Apocalyptic

Jump Scares:  4 (0 major, 4 minor)

Jump Scare Rating: Although there are some horror elements, the jump scares are very minimal and even easily frightened viewers should handle Bird Box with ease.

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

Jump Scare Times

Netflix “reverse” time-stamps are included in brackets.

10:27 (1:53:54) – An ambulance crashes into a car in front of Malorie and Jess.

37:07 (1:27:14) – After Malorie shoots her gun several times, the stranger suddenly grabs her and yells “take your damn blindfold off”.

1:02:01 (1:02:20) – After repeating Malorie’s name several times, the girl is pulled to the ground and dragged away.

1:36:19 (28:02) – A loud gunshot may startle very sensitive viewers.

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