Jump Scares in Halloween (1978)

Halloween (1978) screenshot
Halloween (1978) screenshot
Halloween (1978) screenshot
Halloween (1978) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 13 jump scares in Halloween, which has a jump scare rating of 2.5.

Jump Scare Rating: Quite tense and suspenseful throughout however there is only a couple of truly notable jump scares, one at 53 minutes and the other at 76 minutes.

Synopsis: 15 years after stabbing his sister to death, Mike Myers escapes from an asylum and returns to Haddonfield where he begins to stalk a young woman named Laurie, and her friends.

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Jump Scares: 13 (2 major, 11 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: R

Director: John Carpenter

Runtime: 91 minutes

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Low Budget, Slasher

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

Jump Scare Times

00:09:59 – Mike Myers climbs onto a car roof.

00:10:08 – A hand reaches through a window to grab lady.

00:10:31 – A hand smashes through car window.

00:13:47 – A silhouette watches Laurie walk away from the house.

00:17:18 – Tommy runs into Myers while at school.

00:25:09 – Laurie runs into Sheriff Brackett.

00:38:18 – A window smashes.

00:50:50 – Myers steps out from a car.

00:53:35 – Myers appears behind Annie in the car. [Video]

01:03:13 – A shadow crosses the bed while Lynda and Bob are in it.

01:05:16 – Bob opens door and is attacked by Myers.

01:16:06 – Dead Bob swings upside down from a door frame. [Video]

01:20:06 – Myers pops up from behind a sofa.

(Major jump scares in bold)

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

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