Jump Scares In Hereditary (2018)

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Synopsis: A woman’s life begins to unravel after the death of her secretive mother brings on a series of disturbing events.

Director: Ari Aster

Runtime: 127 minutes

MPAA Rating: R

IMDb: 7.3/10 Rotten Tomatoes: 89%

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Creepy Children, Possession, Religion & The Occult

Jump Scares: 8 (0 major, 8 minor)

Jump Scare Rating: Jump scares are not a big part of Hereditary although there are a handful of minor jolts throughout.

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

Jump Scare Times

14:29 – A bird flies into the window of Charlie’s classroom however we see the bird flying towards the window beforehand which substantially reduces the impact.

37:50 – We see a decapitated head on the road crawling with ants (not a jump scare but some viewers might find the image disturbing).

1:08:50 – As Annie drives home from the seance she is startled by the tongue-clicking noise that her daughter makes.

1:18:19 – After the seance at home, Peter starts to freak out however this is interrupted when a glass cabinet suddenly breaks.

1:18:29 – Shortly after Annie says “Charlie, what’s wrong?” the candle on the table flares up.

1:27:58 – Peter thinks he sees Charlie in the corner of the room but it turns out to be a ball that drops and rolls across the floor. After a short pause, an arm suddenly grabs Peter around the head.

1:49:47 – Peter hears a loud noise from upstairs.

1:53:22 – During a very tense scene, Peter sees a naked man in the doorway. He then looks up to the ceiling where Annie previously was but no one is there. Suddenly, Annie rushes at him from the corner of the room.

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