Jump Scares in Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (2010)

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (2010) screenshot
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (2010) screenshot
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (2010) screenshot
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (2010) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 8 jump scares in Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, which has a jump scare rating of 3.0.

Jump Scare Rating: Relies more on atmosphere than outright jump scares however there are a few decent scares with one at 54 minutes being the most significant.

Synopsis: A husband (Alex), along with his daughter (Sally) and girlfriend (Kim), move into a new home where the previous owner went missing in mysterious circumstances.

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Jump Scares: 8 (1 major, 7 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: R

Director: Troy Nixey

Runtime: 99 minutes

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Monsters & Mutants

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

Jump Scare Times

00:03:02 – The housekeeper trips on the wire and falls down the stairs.

00:21:49 – Sally is suddenly picked up by Mr Harris while exploring in some bushes.

00:30:40 – The fireplace cover falls to the ground.

00:35:52 – The teddy-bear suddenly moves forward as Sally goes to touch it.

00:42:14 – There is a high pitched screaming noise when Sally shines the torch in the fireplace.

00:53:18 – The creatures tip over Sally’s lamp.

00:54:19 – Sally crawls under the bed sheets, when she reaches the end of the bed a creature jumps up at her. [Video]

01:06:12 – A creature comes out from behind the sink in the bathroom and screeches at Sally.

(Major jump scares in bold)

Watch with subtitles that warn you about jump scares! Download the .srt file of the jump scares in Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. [More info]

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