Synopsis: Insurance investigator John Trent looks into the whereabouts of Sutter Crane, a well known horror novelist whose books are rumoured to drive readers into madness.
Director: John Carpenter
Runtime: 95 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Netflix (US): No
Jump Scares: 10 (1 major, 9 minor)
Jump Scare Rating: Several jump scares and eerie moments although only one scene at around the 24 minute mark is likely to truly startle viewers.
Jump Scare Times
6:20 – A hand breaks through the glass in the cell where John is staying.
24:26 – After waking from a dream, John looks across and sees the deformed policeman sitting beside him. [Video]
32:20 – The strange cyclist appears in front of Linda while she is driving and she crashes into him.
33:02 – The cyclist appears behind Linda before driving off.
52:54 – An arm comes out from behind the door and grabs Linda on the shoulder.
55:48 – Linda grabs John from behind as he goes back into his room.
57:04 – The scene cuts to a creature making a screeching noise.
1:09:07 – Sutter Cane’s head appears beside John.
1:27:05 – The door to John’s cell starts to shake.
1:28:23 – A shadow walks past the screen, accompanied by a loud noise.
(Major scares in bold)