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.
Director: Richard Kelly
Runtime: 134 minutes
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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