Jump Scares In Ghost Stories (2017)

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Synopsis: After receiving a mysterious package, a paranormal skeptic investigates three cases of supposedly inexplicable supernatural events.

Director: Jeremy Dyson, Andy Nyman

Runtime: 98 minutes

MPAA Rating: Unrated

IMDb: 6.6/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 82%

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Anthology, Haunted House / Building, High Jump Scare, Mystery

Jump Scares:  21 (4 major, 17 minor)

Jump Scare Rating: Ghost Stories has a large number of jump scares although most are fairly minor and in the form of loud noises and sudden movements. The first story (involving a caretaker working in an abandoned asylum) is the scariest of the three segments.

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

Jump Scare Times

0:51 – The title screen suddenly appears accompanied by a scream.

6:34 – An ornament shatters.

22:31 – The walkie talkie makes a screeching noise.

26:53 – After Tony shines the torch around and says “hello”, several birds suddenly fly away.

30:47 – Accompanied by a sound effect, Tony shines the torch down a hallway and sees a girl in the distance.

31:27 – There is a loud bang on the door.

33:22 – A hand appears in the bottom right corner of the screen.

34:09 – As Tony approaches the door there is a loud bang.

35:23 – The door slams shut behind Tony.

35:41 – As Tony struggles with his torch, a ghoulish girl who is missing an eye appears in front of him.

42:41 – Professor Goodman sees movement from the upstairs room and as he pulls back Simon is standing right behind him.

49:20 – Simon hits a figure with his car as he talks on the phone.

54:02 – There is a loud bang on Simon’s car.

54:23 – Simon leans back to reveal a figure at the driver’s side window.

57:37 – Accompanied by a sound effect, Goodman sees a ghostly image of himself inside the car.

1:03:30 – As Priddle approaches the baby crib, the towels behind him are suddenly flung into the air.

1:05:03 – The hooded figure in the distance suddenly appears directly in front of Goodman.

1:06:57 – There is the sound of glass breaking somewhere in the house.

1:10:08 – The ghoulish Maria suddenly races towards Priddle.

1:26:47 – The hooded figure suddenly jumps out of the crib behind Goodman.

1:32:40 – A bird flies into the window.

(Major scares in bold)

Download a .srt file of the jump scares in Ghost Stories [more info].