Jump Scares in Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)

Exorcist: The Beginning (2004) screenshot
Exorcist: The Beginning (2004) screenshot
Exorcist: The Beginning (2004) screenshot
Exorcist: The Beginning (2004) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 17 jump scares in Exorcist: The Beginning, which has a jump scare rating of 4.0.

Jump Scare Rating: Exorcist: The Beginning makes liberal use of loud sound effects in quiet scenes in an attempt to frighten the viewer however while many of these scenes are startling, none are truly as terrifying as you might expect from a prequel to The Exoricst.

Synopsis: Father Lancaster Merrin travels to a village in East Africa where he encounters the demon Pazuzu for the first time.

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Jump Scares: 17 (3 major, 14 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: R

Director: Renny Harlin

Runtime: 114 minutes

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Religion & The Occult, High Jump Scare

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

Jump Scare Times

00:02:31 – An apparently dead man suddenly grabs the priests hand.

00:19:53 – Some birds suddenly fly through the church.

00:30:34 – A hyena jumps out from behind a well to grab the monkey.

00:38:55 – A blanket is lifted to reveal a severed head.

00:39:06 – Sarah lies back down and Jefferies is revealed to be lying beside her. [Video]

00:44:07 – Joseph’s bed suddenly moves.

00:44:34 – Joseph’s eyes open and the bed begins to shake violently.

00:46:10 – A bird takes flight from behind Father Merrin, a couple of seconds later several birds squawk as Father Merrin almost steps on them.

00:50:05 – Father Merrin almost loses his footing while exploring the cavern.

00:50:54 – A sound effect plays as Father Merrin turns around and sees a statue.

00:52:23 – A sound effect plays as Sarah notices Emekwi watching her.

00:53:30 – The sudden sound of doors opening may startle some viewers.

00:57:55 – The radio suddenly turns back on, loudly playing music, which causes Sarah to scream in fright. [Video]

01:05:57 – A sound effect plays as the shroud around Joseph’s bed is ripped away to reveal a large number of villagers standing around him.

01:32:13 – Joseph is suddenly pulled through a hole.

01:33:45 – A body suddenly drops down in front of Father Merrin. [Video]

01:35:16 – The lantern turns back on to reveal Sarah’s possessed face.

(Major jump scares in bold)

Watch with subtitles that warn you about jump scares! Download the .srt file of the jump scares in Exorcist: The Beginning. [More info]

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