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

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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.

Director: Troy Nixey

Runtime: 99 minutes

MPAA Rating: R

IMDb: 5.6/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 58%

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Monsters & Mutants

Jump Scares:  8 (1 major, 7 minor)

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.

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

Jump Scare Times

3:02 – The housekeeper trips on the wire and falls down the stairs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

1:06:12 – A creature comes out from behind the sink in the bathroom and screeches at Sally.

(Major scares in bold)

Download a .srt file of the jump scares in Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark [more info].