Jump Scares In Day of the Dead (1985)

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

Director: George A. Romero

Runtime: 96 minutes

MPAA Rating: Unrated

IMDb: 7.2/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 82%

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Post-Apocalyptic, Underground, Zombie

Jump Scares:  10 (2 major, 8 minor)

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.

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

Jump Scare Times

1:06 – As Sarah touches the calendar, zombie hands come out of the wall in front of her. [Video]

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

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

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

1:18:46 – A zombie hand bursts out of the earth as Sarah picks up a shovel.

1:19:25 – A zombie grabs Sarah.

1:21:14 – A bat flies past John.

1:29:55 – A zombie grabs Steel as he waits for Bub.

1:30:42 – John startles Sarah.

1:36:41 – As Sarah enters the helicopter a zombie grabs her.

(Major scares in bold)

Download a .srt file of the jump scares in Day of the Dead [more info].