Jump Scares in Orphan (2009)

Orphan (2009) screenshot
Orphan (2009) screenshot
Orphan (2009) screenshot
Orphan (2009) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 12 jump scares in Orphan, which has a jump scare rating of 3.0.

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.

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.

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Jump Scares: 12 (12 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: R

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra

Runtime: 123 minutes

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Creepy Children

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

Jump Scare Times

00:11:51 – Kate sees John in the mirror.

00:26:37 – There is a flash of lightning and Esther can be seen standing over Max’s bed.

00:38:40 – John sees Esther watching while he and Kate are having sex in the kitchen.

00:43:07 – A child jumps out in front of Brenda on the playground.

00:43:38 – Esther suddenly appears and pushes Brenda off the slide.

00:55:45 – Sister Abigail bends down to check on Max which reveals Esther standing behind her.

00:56:55 – Esther appears with the hammer as Abigail is crawling away.

00:59:37 – Esther’s hand, holding a box cutter, appears beside Danny while he is sleeping.

01:08:02 – Esther jumps out from under the covers to scare John.

01:47:57 – Esther shoots Kate.

01:52:51 – Esther runs at Kate and Max.

01:54:50 – Esther grabs Kate’s leg as she is crawling out of the hole in the ice.

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