Jump Scares In In The Mouth Of Madness (1994)

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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

IMDb: 7.2/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 47%

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.

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

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)

Download a .srt file of the jump scares in In The Mouth Of Madness [more info].