Jump Scares in Black Swan (2010)

Black Swan (2010) screenshot
Black Swan (2010) screenshot
Black Swan (2010) screenshot
Black Swan (2010) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 10 jump scares in Black Swan, which has a jump scare rating of 3.0.

Jump Scare Rating: After a quiet first 30 minutes, the last two thirds of the film contain a large number of jump scares although only a handful of these are truly startling.

Synopsis: Ballet dancer Nina Sayers earns the coveted lead in Swan Lake however her obsessive dedication to the role, and her overbearing mother, lead her to lose her already fragile grip on reality.

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Jump Scares: 10 (3 major, 7 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: R

Director: Darren Aronofsky

Runtime: 108 minutes

Netflix (US): No

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

Jump Scare Times

00:35:05 – Nina turns around and Beth is standing right behind her. [Video]

00:40:32 – Nina looks around while masturbating and sees her mother sleeping in the chair beside her bed.

00:43:43 – Nina backs into a nurse while in Beth’s hospital room.

00:51:53 – Nina looks up from underneath the water in the bathtub and sees another version of herself staring back at her. [Video]

01:19:47 – A shadowy figure crosses a hallway in front of Nina.

01:21:46 – Beth grabs Nina’s hand.

01:22:26 – Beth stabs herself in the cheek.

01:23:29 – Nina turns on the kitchen light and there is a bloodied figure standing in the corner. [Video]

01:23:52 – Nina turns on a light and her mother’s paintings begin to talk.

01:33:27 – Lily suddenly sits up and grabs Nina around the neck.

(Major jump scares in bold)

Watch with subtitles that warn you about jump scares! Download the .srt file of the jump scares in Black Swan. [More info]

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