Jump Scares in Child’s Play (1988)

Child’s Play (1988) screenshot
Child’s Play (1988) screenshot
Child’s Play (1988) screenshot
Child’s Play (1988) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 8 jump scares in Child’s Play, which has a jump scare rating of 2.5.

Jump Scare Rating: The jump scares mainly occur in the second half of the movie and are not particularly frightening.

Synopsis: Serial killer and voodoo practitioner Charles Lee Ray inherits the body of a “good-guy” doll after he is fatally shot in a toy store.

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Jump Scares: 8 (1 major, 7 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: R

Director: Tom Holland

Runtime: 87 minutes

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Slasher

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

Jump Scare Times

00:21:25 – The chair moves, startling Maggie.

00:21:59 – The phone rings.

00:43:39 – Chucky’s head turns around suddenly and he talks to Karen.

00:56:08 – Chucky comes in to view holding a knife.

01:05:47 – A bright light turns on, moments later Chucky jumps down onto Andy.

01:10:53 – Chucky appears at the doorway in front of Andy.

01:11:28 – Chucky appears behind Andy with a baseball bat.

01:21:19 – Chucky’s headless body suddenly breaks through a ventilation duct and attacks Jack. [Video]

(Major jump scares in bold)

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

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