Jump Scares in Night of the Living dead (1968)

Night of the Living dead (1968) screenshot
Night of the Living dead (1968) screenshot
Night of the Living dead (1968) screenshot
Night of the Living dead (1968) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 5 jump scares in Night of the Living dead, which has a jump scare rating of 2.0.

Jump Scare Rating: The only moment that’s likely to jump scare a few people happens right after the 13th minute mark. Otherwise there’s only a few slightly startling moments.

Synopsis: A group of people barricade themselves inside a farmhouse, while the Zombie Apocalypse breaks out.

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Jump Scares: 5 (1 major, 4 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: Unrated

Director: George A. Romero

Runtime: 96 minutes

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Black & White, Creepy Children, Zombie

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

Jump Scare Times

00:11:30 – There’s an abrupt scene of a few dead animals on the wall.

00:13:10 – While walking up the stairs, Barbara discovers a corpse.

00:44:38 – Two arms reach through holes in the barricade and grab Ben.

01:20:20 – The lights suddenly turn off.

01:27:48 – Helen reanimates and opens her eyes.

(Major jump scares in bold)

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