Jump Scares in House of Wax (2005)

House of Wax (2005) screenshot
House of Wax (2005) screenshot
House of Wax (2005) screenshot
House of Wax (2005) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 16 jump scares in House of Wax, which has a jump scare rating of 4.0.

Jump Scare Rating: House of Wax is full of jump scares especially in the second half and although many are not scary, the frequent use of a jump scare sound effect makes for some quite startling scares.

Synopsis: A group of teens stumble across a small town where the only attraction appears to be a large wax museum.

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Jump Scares: 16 (4 major, 12 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: R

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra

Runtime: 108 minutes

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Slasher, High Jump Scare

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

Jump Scare Times

00:17:15 – A sound effect plays during a tense scene (although nothing scary happens on screen).

00:19:08 – Wade startles Carly from behind and a sound effect plays.

00:20:56 – Carly suddenly falls down a bank and into a pit.

00:36:32 – Wade bends down to touch what he thinks is a wax dog sculpture but it turns out to be a real dog that barks at him before running away.

00:37:50 – Carly cleans the mirror and in the reflection sees a man watching her.

00:39:50 – Carly hears a knocking noise and turns around to see the deformed wax figure of a housekeeper standing right in front of her.

00:51:56 – Carly turns the headlights on to reveal Bo standing in front of the car.

00:56:40 – Carly breaks an arm off one of the wax figures.

00:58:38 – Bo grabs Carly.

01:10:27 – A wax figure appears at the window startling Nick;.

01:13:36 – Paige turns the light on to reveal Vincent looming over her.

01:15:14 – Paige is stabbed in the foot as a blade comes up through the metal grate she is walking across.

01:16:31 – Vincent opens the car door.

01:16:58 – Vincent throws a spike at Paige.

01:32:03 – Nick grabs Carly as she walks up the stairs.

01:39:44 – A knife blade comes through the wall near Carly.

(Major jump scares in bold)

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

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