Jump Scares In Paranormal Activity (2007)

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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.

Director: Oren Peli

Runtime: 86 minutes

MPAA Rating: 15

IMDb: 6.3/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 83%

Netflix (US): No

Jump Scares: 10 (2 major, 8 minor) (theatrical version)

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

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

Jump Scare Times

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

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

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

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

1:02:18 – (Night #18) The bedroom door slams shut.

1:03:31 – (Night #18) The door slams shut again.

1:06:21 – Something bangs upstairs.

1:23:00 – (Night #21) Katie begins to scream loudly.

1:24:00 – (Night #21) Micah’s body is hurled at the screen from the doorway. (theatrical version) [Video]

1:24:33 – (Night #21) Katie crawls up to the screen and lunges at it as her face begins to turn demonic. (theatrical version) [Video]

(Major scares in bold)

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