Jump Scares In Dead Calm (1989)

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Synopsis: A husband and wife on a sailing trip in the Pacific encounter a troubled man who claims to be the surviving member of a sinking ship.

Director: Phillip Noyce

Runtime: 96 minutes

MPAA Rating: R

IMDb: 6.8/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 82%

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Home Invasion, Low Jump Scare

Jump Scares:  2 (1 major, 1 minor)

Jump Scare Rating: Several tense scenes however there is only one significant scare at 1:13:40 and a half-scare at 24:31.
One Star

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

Jump Scare Times

24:31 – Something comes loose on the boat and almost hits John.

1:13:40 – Hughie lunges at Rae from behind a curtain. [Video]

(Major scares in bold)

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