Jump Scares in Lights Out (2016)

Lights Out (2016) screenshot
Lights Out (2016) screenshot
Lights Out (2016) screenshot
Lights Out (2016) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 19 jump scares in Lights Out, which has a jump scare rating of 4.5.

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.

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

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Jump Scares: 19 (5 major, 14 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: PG13

Director: David F. Sandberg

Runtime: 81 minutes

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

Jump Scare Times

00:03:22 – 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.

00:05:03 – As the lights turn back on, the figure appears standing behind Paul.

00:06:51 – Paul is suddenly dragged away into the darkness.

00:19:47 – A shadowy figure appears on the other side of the door that Martin looks through.

00:24:51 – As the room goes dark once again, the silhouette attacks Rebecca.

00:36:49 – Rebecca is pulled towards the ceiling by Diana.

00:40:30 – Martin looks up and sees Diana directly above him.

00:46:25 – Martin is suddenly pulled under the bed.

00:59:52 – As Martin backs away, Diana appears behind him.

00:59:58 – Martin is dragged along the floor by Diana.

01:01:31 – Diana pulls Bret away.

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

01:02:12 – Diana jumps out at Bret as he runs down the driveway.

01:04:11 – Sophie is thrown to the floor as she reaches for her pills.

01:08:20 – Rebecca shines the black light on a figure with its back turned to her, it suddenly turns around and screams.

01:08:31 – A hand grabs Rebecca around the wrist.

01:11:13 – Diana attacks a police officer.

01:13:23 – A hand reaches for Rebecca out of the slightly ajar door behind her.

01:13:41 – Diana drops down behind Rebecca.

(Major jump scares in bold)

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