Jump Scares In Orphan (2009)

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Synopsis: Kate and John decide to adopt a 9 year old girl called Esther after the loss of Kate’s unborn baby however a series of disturbing events shortly after the adoption leads Kate to investigate Esther’s past.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra

Runtime: 123 minutes

MPAA Rating: R

IMDb: 7.0/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 55%

Netflix (US): No

Jump Scares:  12 (0 major, 12 minor)

Jump Scare Rating: More of a thriller than a horror movie. Most of the jump scares involve the unexpected appearance of Esther and are quite minor.

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

Jump Scare Times

11:51 – Kate sees John in the mirror.

26:37 – There is a flash of lightning and Esther can be seen standing over Max’s bed.

38:40 – John sees Esther watching while he and Kate are having sex in the kitchen.

43:07 – A child jumps out in front of Brenda on the playground.

43:38 – Esther suddenly appears and pushes Brenda off the slide.

55:45 – Sister Abigail bends down to check on Max which reveals Esther standing behind her.

56:55 – Esther appears with the hammer as Abigail is crawling away.

59:37 – Esther’s hand, holding a box cutter, appears beside Danny while he is sleeping.

1:08:02 – Esther jumps out from under the covers to scare John.

1:47:57 – Esther shoots Kate.

1:52:51 – Esther runs at Kate and Max.

1:54:50 – Esther grabs Kate’s leg as she is crawling out of the hole in the ice.

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