Jump Scares in Don’t Breathe (2016)

Don't Breathe (2016) screenshot
Don't Breathe (2016) screenshot
Don't Breathe (2016) screenshot
Don't Breathe (2016) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 17 jump scares in Don’t Breathe, which has a jump scare rating of 3.5.

Jump Scare Rating: Don’t Breathe is a very tense thriller with some horror elements. Most of the scares are the result of loud noises occurring in otherwise quiet scenes.

Synopsis: Looking to walk away with a big fortune, a trio of criminals break into the home of a blind man who isn’t as helpless as he first appears.

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Jump Scares: 17 (2 major, 15 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: R

Director: Fede Alvarez

Runtime: 88 minutes

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Crime, Home Invasion

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

Jump Scare Times

00:13:15 – A dog lunges at the window of Rocky’s side of the car.

00:24:51 – Money calls out “done” loudly during a quiet scene.

00:29:56 – The blind man suddenly shoots Money.

00:31:15 – The blind man comes into view as he walks down a hallway.

00:31:52 – There is a loud bang.

00:36:53 – As Rocky approaches a door, the blind man suddenly opens it from the other side.

00:38:33 – A mobile phone vibrates during a tense scene.

00:41:55 – A tied up girl lunges at Rocky from behind.

00:45:31 – The blind man appears on the other side of the cellar door as Alex opens it.

00:49:07 – There is a loud gunshot and the dark room is briefly illuminated (another gunshot occurs at 49:38).

00:50:57 – A hand reaches out and grabs Alex around the neck.

00:53:02 – There is a loud bang on the door as the blind man tries to break in.

00:54:17 – There are several more loud bangs.

01:02:31 – A hand grabs Rocky around the face.

01:13:15 – Alex is shot as he opens the door.

01:16:57 – The dog jumps at the window once more.

01:17:57 – The blind man comes into view behind Rocky.

(Major jump scares in bold)

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