Jump Scares in Paranormal Activity (2007)

Paranormal Activity (2007) screenshot
Paranormal Activity (2007) screenshot
Paranormal Activity (2007) screenshot
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See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 10 jump scares in Paranormal Activity, which has a jump scare rating of 3.5.

Jump Scare Rating: Quite light on jumps until the final night where there are a couple of major scares.

Synopsis: A young couple, Katie and Micah, move into a new home in suburban San Diego where Katie becomes increasingly disturbed by the presence of an evil force.

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Jump Scares: 10 (2 major, 8 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: R

Director: Oren Peli

Runtime: 86 minutes

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

Jump Scare Times

00:26:56 – (Night #5) Katie suddenly wakes up out of bed gasping for air.

00:27:29 – (Night #5) The noise of something banging comes from another room.

00:31:47 – (Night #13) The couple wake up in their bed and a loud noise sounds from another room, followed by a bang.

00:40:48 – (Night #15) Micah enters the house again where he hears a bang.

01:02:18 – (Night #18) The bedroom door slams shut.

01:03:31 – (Night #18) The door slams shut again.

01:06:21 – Something bangs upstairs.

01:23:00 – (Night #21) Katie begins to scream loudly.

01:24:00 – (Night #21) Micah’s body is hurled at the screen from the doorway. (theatrical version) [Video].

01:24:33 – (Night #21) Katie crawls up to the screen and lunges at it as her face begins to turn demonic. (theatrical version) [Video].

(Major jump scares in bold)

Watch with subtitles that warn you about jump scares! Download the .srt file of the jump scares in Paranormal Activity. [More info]

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