Jump Scares in Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)

Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) screenshot
Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) screenshot
Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) screenshot
Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 20 jump scares in Paranormal Activity 3, which has a jump scare rating of 4.0.

Jump Scare Rating: Many more jump scares than the first two Paranormal Activity films. Not recommended for those who dislike jump scares.

Synopsis: In 1988 Julie moves into a new home in California with her boyfriend Dennis and two daughters Kristi and Katie. Soon after moving in, Kristi befriends an invisible entity named Toby who appears to be responsible for strange events that begin to occur in the house.

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Jump Scares: 20 (3 major, 17 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: Unrated

Director: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman

Runtime: 94 minutes

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

Jump Scare Times

00:11:09 – Dennis turns around and gasps as Kristi is standing right behind him.

00:14:45 – A photo-frame falls off the wall as an earthquake begins suddenly.

00:24:25 – Julie jumps out of the closet wearing a mask, scaring Dennis and Randy. [Video]

00:28:39 – Dennis bursts into the bedroom.

00:32:18 – There is a loud bang in the kitchen as the blinds snap shut.

00:39:54 – There is a loud thump as Julie enters the bathroom where the two girls are playing bloody Mary.

00:42:56 – There is a loud bang in the kitchen while Julie has her hand in the garbage disposal unit.

00:45:58 – Katie crawls into a cupboard and the door slams shut behind her.

00:49:19 – As the camera pans back to the kitchen, the babysitter’s face suddenly appears in front of it.

00:50:58 – The camera pans back to the kitchen and there is a figure covered by a blanket standing behind the babysitter. The blanket crumples to the floor as the babysitter turns around.

00:52:34 – The babysitter goes to look at something but there is a whooshing noise and she is pushed back.

01:03:13 – There is a hissing noise and Randi is attacked by something while the lights are off.

01:04:37 – The table and chairs in the children’s room are suddenly pushed over.

01:08:16 – An invisible force pulls Katie off the ground by her hair.

01:11:40 – Katie’s sheets are pulled off the bed and fly towards the camera.

01:13:58 – Julie returns to the kitchen and notices everything has been removed from the kitchen, seconds later all the kitchen items fall from the ceiling. [Video]

01:23:17 – Dennis turns on the light in the garage and a group of older women are standing in there.

01:23:58 – Julie is thrown at Dennis.

01:25:14 – Dennis opens the door slowly, and there is a whooshing noise.

01:26:44 – A now possessed Katie turns around and snarls at Dennis before throwing him backwards. [Video]

(Major jump scares in bold)

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