Jump Scares in Fatal Attraction (1987)

Fatal Attraction (1987) screenshot
Fatal Attraction (1987) screenshot
Fatal Attraction (1987) screenshot
Fatal Attraction (1987) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 7 jump scares in Fatal Attraction, which has a jump scare rating of 2.0.

Jump Scare Rating: The jump scares arrive unexpectedly and are placed perfectly throughout the film to keep the audience guessing on the edge of their seats!

Synopsis: Instead of being a nice lady, the unassuming Alex Forest ends up showing her penchant for crazy, an obsession for a married man, boiling pet rabbits, a complete lack of stability, and commands that she “not be ignored” after meeting Dan Gallagher, the “man of her dreams” at a business-sponsored cocktail party.

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Jump Scares: 7 (4 major, 3 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: R

Director: Adrian Lyne

Runtime: 119 minutes

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Revenge, Romantic

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

Jump Scare Times

The jump scare timings listed below are based on a theatrical viewing and are approximate only.

00:35:23 – While kissing Alex, Dan is shocked to discover that Alex has slit her wrists.

01:15:16 – Dan jumps in the parking garage when the car alarm goes off.

01:27:38 – Beth screams upon finding Ellen’s rabbit boiling in a pot on the stove.

01:38:42 – Beth slams into a car while frantically looking for her daughter Ellen.

01:43:23 – Alex jumps towards Dan with a knife when he threatens to expose her.

01:52:39 – Dan pulls the tea kettle off the stove and hears Beth screaming.

01:54:40 – Alex emerges from the tub screaming and wielding a knife.

(Major jump scares in bold)

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