Jump Scares In Brightburn (2019)

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Synopsis: A young child crashes to earth in Brightburn, Kansas, where he is adopted as their own by farm-owners Tori and Kyle. Soon after his 12th birthday he begins exhibiting superpowers which he uses against humanity.

Director: David Yarovesky

Runtime: 90 minutes

MPAA Rating: R

IMDb: 6.2/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 57%

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Creepy Children, Extraterrestrial, Gory, Loner / Misfit

Jump Scares:  20 (2 major, 18 minor)

Jump Scare Rating: Brightburn contains many jump scares although they are quite minor with most involving sudden and quick movement from the title character.

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

Jump Scare Times

2:04 – The room suddenly shakes and the lights cut out.

5:10 – Brandon jumps out at Tori (as a joke).

9:15 – A figure moves quickly past in the foreground as Tori returns to the house.

10:57 – Brandon suddenly lunges at his mother and makes a barking noise.

23:14 – Caitlyn backs away from the open window and is startled when the bedroom door behind her bursts open.

24:10 – There is the sound of twigs snapping and suddenly Brandon appears right in front of Tori.

39:27 – The light suddenly breaks above the waitress.

40:29 – A figure moves past in the foreground.

41:16 – The door is suddenly pulled away.

41:31 – Brightburn suddenly lunges at the waitress.

46:54 – There is a knock at the door during a tense scene.

52:20 – Brightburn suddenly flies through the truck window.

57:21 – There is a sharp flashback to earlier in the movie as Kyle lies in bed.

59:07 – The baby with red eyes suddenly lunges at the camera just as Kyle wakes up from a dream.

1:13:34 – There is a loud crash and Tori screams.

1:14:21 – As the 911 operator answers, Brightburn suddenly smashes through the living room.

1:15:39 – As Tori says “I’m here I’m here” Brightburn flies past right in front of her.

1:15:51 – Brightburn suddenly tackles the sheriff as he says “you’re safe now” to Tori.

1:17:06 – The camera pans back to the deputy and Brightburn is now standing right behind her.

1:18:23 – Brightburn suddenly flies into the room where Tori is hiding.

(Major scares in bold)

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