Jump Scares in Donnie Darko (2001)

Donnie Darko (2001) screenshot
Donnie Darko (2001) screenshot
Donnie Darko (2001) screenshot
Donnie Darko (2001) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 3 jump scares in Donnie Darko, which has a jump scare rating of 1.0.

Jump Scare Rating: Overall Donnie Darko is not a particularly scary movie although some might find the scenes with Frank, the six foot tall rabbit, rather frightening. In addition to the three scares listed below, a couple of scenes at 43:10 and 1:03:48 (both involving Frank) may unsettle some people (although neither is really a jump scare).

Synopsis: A troubled teenage is haunted by visions of a six foot tall rabbit that tells him the world will end in 28 days.

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Jump Scares: 3 (3 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: R

Director: Richard Kelly

Runtime: 134 minutes

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Loner / Misfit, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Low Jump Scare

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

Jump Scare Times

01:42:33 – In Doctor Thurman’s office, Donnie screams “I can see him right now” and, accompanied by a sound effect, the camera cuts to Frank who is standing in front of him.

01:53:02 – Ricky (one of the bullies) grabs Gretchen in Grandma Death’s cellar.

01:59:58 – There is a loud explosion on the plane.

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