Jump Scares in Castle Rock (Season 1)

Castle Rock (Season 1) screenshot
Castle Rock (Season 1) screenshot
Castle Rock (Season 1) screenshot
Castle Rock (Season 1) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 13 jump scares in Castle Rock, which has a jump scare rating of 2.0.

Jump Scare Rating: There are only a couple of major scares in Castle Rock with the most significant happening early in the first episode.

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.

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Jump Scares: 13 (2 major, 11 minor)

Episodes: 10

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: TVMA

Netflix (US): No

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

Jump Scare Times

—Episode 1—

00:07:09 – 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).

00:14:51 – 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—

00:02:49 – 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—

00:06:13 – 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).

00:46:50 – 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—

00:01:14 – A bulb flash (occurring during a dream sequence) may startle some viewers.

00:11:41 – There is another bulb flash, this time as a brief flashback that Henry experiences while talking to Molly.

00:46:13 – A man is suddenly shot mid sentence as he approaches Henry to tell him to sit down.


—Episode 7—

00:47:28 – Ruth picks up the chess piece and a dog suddenly barks at her.


—Episode 8—

00:31:34 – A bird hits the bus window.


—Episode 9—

00:17:52 – Henry shines his torch on a boy in a cage.


—Episode 10—

00:21:32 – A woman walks on to the road and is suddenly hit by a bus.

00:41:05 – 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 jump scares in bold)

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