Jump Scares In Deep Red (1975)

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Synopsis: An English pianist, Marcus, and a feisty reporter, Gianna, investigate the violent death of psychic medium Helga Ulmann.

Director: Dario Argento

Runtime: 126 minutes (original director’s cut)

MPAA Rating: X

IMDb: 7.7/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 95%

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Foreign, Mystery, Slasher

Jump Scares:  7 (0 major, 7 minor)

Jump Scare Rating: Some minor jump scares in the second half of the movie however, with the possible exception of the squawking bird at 1:01:26, they can be easily predicted and won’t shock the average viewer.

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

Jump Scare Times

52:02 – A phone rings during a tense scene.

1:01:26 – A squawking bird suddenly flies at Amanda.

1:06:01 – Marcus trips over during a quiet scene.

1:34:16 – A doll enters the room and walks up to Giordani.

1:34:49 – An unknown assailant comes through the window and strikes Giordani.

1:44:47 – Marcus shines the torch on a skeleton.

2:03:42 – An abrupt cut back to Martha in the present may startle some viewers.

Download a .srt file of the jump scares in Deep Red [more info].