Jump Scares In Child’s Play (1988)

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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.

Director: Tom Holland

Runtime: 87minutes

MPAA Rating: R

IMDb: 6.5/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 67%

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Slasher

Jump Scares:  8 (1 major, 7 minor)

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

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

Jump Scare Times

21:25 – The chair moves, startling Maggie.

21:59 – The phone rings.

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

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

1:05:47 – A bright light turns on, moments later Chucky jumps down onto Andy.

1:10:53 – Chucky appears at the doorway in front of Andy.

1:11:28 – Chucky appears behind Andy with a baseball bat.

1:21:19 – Chucky’s headless body suddenly breaks through a ventilation duct and attacks Jack. [Video]

(Major scares in bold)

Download a .srt file of the jump scares in Child’s Play [more info].