Jump Scares In Jurassic Park (1993)

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Synopsis: John Hammond, the CEO of a massive theme park of genetically engineered dinosaurs, invites a group of scientists and his two grandchildren on a preview tour when a power cut allows the dinosaurs to escape and wreak havoc.

Director: Steven Spielberg

Runtime: 127 minutes

MPAA Rating: PG-13

IMDb: 8.1/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 92%

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Book Adaptation, Sci-Fi

Jump Scares:  9 (1 major, 8 minor)

Jump Scare Rating: Young children might find it scary but most adults should be able to handle Jurassic Park without much difficulty. The majority of the jump scares occur in the final hour.

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

Jump Scare Times

2:49 – A worker is suddenly pulled into the crate.

1:02:58 – The remains of the goat drop on the roof of the truck after Lex asks: “Where’s the goat?”

1:05:59 – The Tyrannosaurus breaks through the roof of the truck.

1:13:36 – The Dilophosaur’s frill opens and it screeches at Dennis.

1:43:51 – After Ellie says “Mr. Hammond I think we’re back in business”, a Velociraptor bursts through the wall behind her.

1:44:16 – The Velociraptor sudden lunges at Ellie from behind the fence after she finds Mr. Arnold’s arm.

1:50:18 – A Velociraptor tips some pots and pans over.

1:55:19 – The Velociraptor pokes its head through the air duct that Lex is crawling through.

1:55:32 – The Velociraptor jumps at Lex as she is pulled back through the air duct (this is particularly effective in the 3D version).

(Major scares in bold)

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