Synopsis: A mysterious young man found in a cage in Shawshank Prison leads criminal attorney Henry Devers back to his home town of Castle Rock.
TV Parental Rating: TV-MA
Netflix (US): No
Jump Scares: 13 (2 major, 11 minor)
Average Jump Scares Per Episode: 1.3
Jump Scare Rating: There are only a couple of major scares in Castle Rock with the most significant happening early in the first episode.
Jump Scare Times
— Episode 1 —
7:09 – The camera zooms in on a man in his car looking at a dog, after some time he suddenly slams his foot on the accelerator (although not a jump scare as such, the resulting loud noise during a quiet scene may startle some viewers).
14:51 – After a long tense scene where Dennis climbs down a ladder into the prison septic tank, Dennis looks around and two eyes suddenly appear on screen as Dennis shines his torch on “The Kid” in the cage.
— Episode 2 —
2:49 – During a tense scene, Dennis senses someone behind him and spins around firing his gun (although it turns out to be a false alarm).
— Episode 3 —
6:13 – After Molly walks into a church she approaches a coffin and is about to lift it when the preacher, with his head bandaged, says “Why?” (this is accompanied by a sound effect).
46:50 – Molly turns around to once again see the preacher, now with his head and face fully bandaged, standing directly in front of her (this is again accompanied by a sound effect).
— Episode 4 —
1:14 – A bulb flash (occurring during a dream sequence) may startle some viewers.
11:41 – There is another bulb flash, this time as a brief flashback that Henry experiences while talking to Molly.
46:13 – A man is suddenly shot mid sentence as he approaches Henry to tell him to sit down.
— Episode 5 —
No jump scares
— Episode 6 —
No jump scares
— Episode 7 —
47:28 – Ruth picks up the chess piece and a dog suddenly barks at her.
— Episode 8 —
31:34 – A bird hits the bus window.
— Episode 9 —
17:52 – Henry shines his torch on a boy in a cage.
— Episode 10 —
21:32 – A woman walks on to the road and is suddenly hit by a bus.
41:05 – Henry points the gun at The Kid who is curled up on the ground. The Kid looks up and his face briefly becomes old and shriveled as he makes a shrieking noise.
(Major scares in bold)