Jump Scares In Candyman (1992)

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Synopsis: Helen, a graduate student, looks into the urban legend of Candyman, a mythical man who it is claimed can be brought into existence by saying his name five times while facing a mirror.

Director: Bernard Rose

Runtime: 99 minutes

MPAA Rating: R

IMDb: 6.6/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 71%

Netflix (US): No

Tags: High Jump Scare, Slasher

Jump Scares:  16 (3 major, 13 minor)

Jump Scare Rating: A substantial number of jump scares throughout, the most effective of which occur at the 5 minute, 58 minute, and 94 minute marks.

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

Jump Scare Times

5:19 – Clara turns the light off and Candyman appears behind her for a brief moment. [Video]

16:06 – Trevor jumps onto Helen while she is in bed.

20:36 – Helen takes a photo of a door and at the same time, the door opens and a dog barks.

24:50 – Bernie is startled by Helen poking her head through the hole in the wall.

25:08 – Helen closes the medicine cabinet and in the mirror a girl and her dog can be seen.

32:44 – Helen looks into a window and a dog jumps up from the other side.

35:30 – There is an abrupt flashback to a boy screaming.

44:43 – Images of the graffitied head on the wall flash up accompanied by loud noises.

58:06 – Candyman’s hook comes through the medicine cabinet at Helen. [Video]

1:01:31 – Helen runs into the living room and sees Bernie’s bloodied body.

1:04:29 – Candyman’s hand appears above Helen.

1:05:38 – Candyman’s hook appears in front of the baby.

1:10:59 – Dr. Burke is stabbed by Candyman.

1:21:30 – Candyman opens his eyes as Helen is about to attack him.

1:27:34 – Candyman appears and puts his hand over Helen’s mouth.

1:34:38 – Helen appears behind Trevor in the mirror. [Video]

(Major scares in bold)

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