Jump Scares In Misery (1990)

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Synopsis: Novelist Paul Sheldon is rescued after a serious car crash by former nurse Annie Wilkes who claims to be his greatest fan. Paul soon fears for his life when he discovers the extent of Annie’s obsession with him.

Director: Rob Reiner

Runtime: 107 minutes

MPAA Rating: R

IMDb: 7.8/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 89%

Netflix (US): No

Jump Scares:  3 (0 major, 3 minor)

Jump Scare Rating: More of a thriller than horror movie, Misery is largely jump scare free although there are a couple of marginal scares in the last 30 minutes.

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

Jump Scare Times

1:20:03 – Paul wakes up and Annie is standing directly over his bed.

1:33:39 – Annie shoots Buster through the back with a shotgun.

1:41:40 – Annie jumps on Paul as he crawls away.

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