See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 17 jump scares in Gremlins, which has a jump scare rating of 3.5.
Jump Scare Rating: Surprisingly heavy on jump scares however there is a comedic element to the movie that reduces their impact somewhat.
Synopsis: Billy receives a small furry creature known as a Mogwai from his father for Christmas. After water is inadvertently spilled on it, the Mogwai multiplies and the offspring transform into gremlins who terrorize Billy’s home-town.
Director: Joe Dante
Runtime: 106 minutes
Jump Scare Times
00:18:04 – Gizmo jumps up from inside the box.
00:19:14 – Gizmo is startled by the camera flash.
00:25:28 – Pete accidentally spills some water on Gizmo.
00:27:09 – One of the new Mogwai snaps at Pete’s finger.
00:49:50 – A gremlin hand reaches out and grabs Pete as he goes to use the phone.
00:50:56 – A gremlin comes out of a cupboard. [Video]
00:53:31 – A glass object is thrown at Billy’s mother.
00:54:53 – Several plates are thrown at Billy’s mother by a gremlin.
00:55:19 – A gremlin pokes Billy’s mother from behind.
00:56:50 – A gremlin, hiding in the Christmas tree, attacks Billy’s mother.
01:00:20 – The YMCA bell rings.
01:00:34 – A gremlin jumps onto Billy’s face. [Video]
01:29:25 – A gremlin appears on the television.
01:31:08 – A saw blade is thrown at Billy.
01:32:00 – A ball hits Billy.
01:37:54 – The skeletal remains of a gremlin jump out at Billy. [Video]
01:39:15 – Billy’s mother turns around and the antique store owner is standing right behind her.
(Major jump scares in bold)
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