Jump Scares In Cat People (1942)

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Synopsis: An American man, Oliver Reed, falls in love with Irene, a mysterious Serbian immigrant who believes she will turn into a cat if she gives in to her carnal desires.

Director: Jacques Tourneur

Runtime: 73 minutes

MPAA Rating: Unrated

IMDb: 7.4/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 93%

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Black & White, Low Jump Scare

Jump Scares:  2 (1 major, 1 minor)

Jump Scare Rating: Cat People is notable for containing the first recorded jump scare in film, the so-called “Lewton Bus” scene.
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WARNING: The jump scare descriptions listed below may contain minor spoilers
Show Descriptions

Jump Scare Times

44:20 – Alice becomes increasingly nervous as she walks alone through central park at night. A low growl causes Alice to look around and immediately after a bus pulls up in front of her. [Video]

52:07 – Alice hears low growling and sees glimpses of a shadow as she swims in the pool, this builds to a sudden louder yowl which causes Alice to scream.

(Major scares in bold)

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