Jump Scares in Day of the Dead (1985)

Day of the Dead (1985) screenshot
Day of the Dead (1985) screenshot
Day of the Dead (1985) screenshot
Day of the Dead (1985) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 10 jump scares in Day of the Dead, which has a jump scare rating of 3.0.

Jump Scare Rating: The opening scene contains a decent jump scare but after that scares are few and far between until the final 20 minutes where most of the action occurs.

Synopsis: Centers on a small group of soldiers and scientists trying to survive in an underground bunker after the world is overrun by zombies.

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Jump Scares: 10 (2 major, 8 minor)

IMDb: 7.2 / 10

Rotten Tomatoes: 82%

Director: George A. Romero

Runtime: 96 minutes

Rating: Unrated

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Post-Apocalyptic, Underground, Zombie

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

Jump Scare Times

00:01:06 – As Sarah touches the calendar, zombie hands come out of the wall in front of her. [Video]

00:22:46 – A chained up zombie lunges at Sarah from behind. [Video]

00:26:28 – The zombie on the table breaks free of its shackles.

00:40:30 – As Sarah walks down a hallway to investigate a noise, two men burst out of a door in front of her.

01:18:46 – A zombie hand bursts out of the earth as Sarah picks up a shovel.

01:19:25 – A zombie grabs Sarah.

01:21:14 – A bat flies past John.

01:29:55 – A zombie grabs Steel as he waits for Bub.

01:30:42 – John startles Sarah.

01:36:41 – As Sarah enters the helicopter a zombie grabs her.

(Major jump scares in bold)

Watch with subtitles that warn you about jump scares! Download the .srt file of the jump scares in Day of the Dead. [More info]

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