Jump Scares In Black Mirror (Season 3)

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Synopsis: A further six episodes of the dark sci-fi series Black Mirror hit Netflix in 2016.

Episodes: 6

TV Parental Rating: TV-MA

IMDb: 8.9/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 93%

Netflix (US): Yes

Jump Scares:  8 (0 major, 8 minor)

Average Jump Scares Per Episode: 1.3

Jump Scare Rating: The middle section of Playtest is probably the closest Black Mirror gets to conventional horror. Some jump scares are present in this episode but they are heavily telegraphed and not overly scary. Men Against Fire has some slight scares as well.

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

Jump Scare Times

— Playtest (Episode 2) —

31:11 – A spider crawls on Cooper’s leg.

33:25 – Cooper turns away from the stairs and a man is standing directly in front of him.

36:25 – A giant spider crawls around the corner.

41:47 – Cooper turns away from Sonja and the giant spider creature is right behind him.


— Men Against Fire (Episode 5) —

11:05 – Stripe pulls away a sheet hanging in the room to discover a group of roaches hiding behind.

16:59 – During a dream Stripe is having of a young woman lying on a bed, we get two quick cuts to some hands smeared in blood as his MASS implant malfunctions.

30:49 – Medina is suddenly shot.

34:09 – A woman is shot in the hallway.