Jump Scares In Lights Out (2016)

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Synopsis: A family is terrorized by an entity that only appears when the lights are out.

Director: David F. Sandberg

Runtime: 81 minutes

MPAA Rating: PG-13

IMDb: 6.4/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 76%

Netflix (US): No

Jump Scares:  19 (5 major, 14 minor)

Jump Scare Rating: Lights Out is a solidly crafted horror film with some well executed jump scares. The majority of the scares occur in the second half of the film although there are 2 or 3 major ones in the first half as well.

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

Jump Scare Times

3:22 – Esther turns the lights on and off several times seeing the silhouette of a woman in the darkness each time. As Ether turns the lights off once more, the silhouette of the woman suddenly appears much closer to Esther than previous times.

5:03 – As the lights turn back on, the figure appears standing behind Paul.

6:51 – Paul is suddenly dragged away into the darkness.

19:47 – A shadowy figure appears on the other side of the door that Martin looks through.

24:51 – As the room goes dark once again, the silhouette attacks Rebecca.

36:49 – Rebecca is pulled towards the ceiling by Diana.

40:30 – Martin looks up and sees Diana directly above him.

46:25 – Martin is suddenly pulled under the bed.

59:52 – As Martin backs away, Diana appears behind him.

59:58 – Martin is dragged along the floor by Diana.

1:01:31 – Diana pulls Bret away.

1:01:56 – Diana suddenly appears directly in front of Bret.

1:02:12 – Diana jumps out at Bret as he runs down the driveway.

1:04:11 – Sophie is thrown to the floor as she reaches for her pills.

1:08:20 – Rebecca shines the black light on a figure with its back turned to her, it suddenly turns around and screams.

1:08:31 – A hand grabs Rebecca around the wrist.

1:11:13 – Diana attacks a police officer.

1:13:23 – A hand reaches for Rebecca out of the slightly ajar door behind her.

1:13:41 – Diana drops down behind Rebecca.

(Major scares in bold)

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