Jump Scares in Eraserhead (1977)

Eraserhead (1977) screenshot
Eraserhead (1977) screenshot
Eraserhead (1977) screenshot
Eraserhead (1977) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 2 jump scares in Eraserhead, which has a jump scare rating of 0.5.

Jump Scare Rating: An unsettling and at times disturbing movie, but does not contain any outright scary scenes and the two minor jump scares are not particularly startling.

Synopsis: Industrial worker Henry Spencer unexpectedly becomes the father to a mutated child, and his life turns increasingly bizarre as the mother moves in with him.

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Jump Scares: 2 (2 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: Unrated

Director: David Lynch

Runtime: 89 minutes

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Black & White, Fantasy, Low Jump Scare

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

Jump Scare Times

00:45:05 – As Henry turns around to look at the baby there is a cut to the baby with boils all over his face, accompanied by a loud string noise.

01:06:58 – Henry’s head falls off as a wormlike creature suddenly pierces through it.

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