Jump Scares In Castle Rock (Season 1)

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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.

Episodes: 10

TV Parental Rating: TV-MA

IMDb: 8.3/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 86%

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.

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

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)