Jump Scares in Candyman (1992)

Candyman (1992) screenshot
Candyman (1992) screenshot
Candyman (1992) screenshot
Candyman (1992) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 16 jump scares in Candyman, which has a jump scare rating of 4.0.

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.

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.

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Jump Scares: 16 (3 major, 13 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: R

Director: Bernard Rose

Runtime: 99 minutes

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Slasher, High Jump Scare

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

Jump Scare Times

00:05:19 – Clara turns the light off and Candyman appears behind her for a brief moment. [Video]

00:16:06 – Trevor jumps onto Helen while she is in bed.

00:20:36 – Helen takes a photo of a door and at the same time, the door opens and a dog barks.

00:24:50 – Bernie is startled by Helen poking her head through the hole in the wall.

00:25:08 – Helen closes the medicine cabinet and in the mirror a girl and her dog can be seen.

00:32:44 – Helen looks into a window and a dog jumps up from the other side.

00:35:30 – There is an abrupt flashback to a boy screaming.

00:44:43 – Images of the graffitied head on the wall flash up accompanied by loud noises.

00:58:06 – Candyman’s hook comes through the medicine cabinet at Helen. [Video]

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

01:04:29 – Candyman’s hand appears above Helen.

01:05:38 – Candyman’s hook appears in front of the baby.

01:10:59 – Dr. Burke is stabbed by Candyman.

01:21:30 – Candyman opens his eyes as Helen is about to attack him.

01:27:34 – Candyman appears and puts his hand over Helen’s mouth.

01:34:38 – Helen appears behind Trevor in the mirror. [Video]

(Major jump scares in bold)

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

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