Jump Scares in Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)

Paranormal Activity 4 (2012) screenshot
Paranormal Activity 4 (2012) screenshot
Paranormal Activity 4 (2012) screenshot
Paranormal Activity 4 (2012) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 21 jump scares in Paranormal Activity 4, which has a jump scare rating of 3.5.

Jump Scare Rating: A large number of jump scares throughout however the movie fails to capture the atmosphere of the earlier movies in the series and as a result the jumps are more startling than scary.

Synopsis: Set five years after the events of Paranormal Activity 2, a family begin to experience strange events in their suburban home following the arrival of some new neighbours.

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Jump Scares: 21 (1 major, 20 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: Unrated

Director: Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost

Runtime: 97 minutes

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

Jump Scare Times

00:03:21 – The scarecrow suddenly scares Ben.

00:10:48 – The camera pans around the tree-house and Robbie is suddenly in frame.

00:16:49 – Alex jumps in front of the webcam to scare Ben.

00:24:16 – Alex’s mum enters the house, scaring Alex.

00:25:52 – There is a whooshing noise as a figure moves past the screen while Alex is talking to Robbie.

00:28:40 – Ben pulls Alex off her bed while she is looking into her webcam.

00:37:27 – There is a bang as Alex walks towards her bedroom door.

00:38:38 – Wyatt’s toy train turns on.

00:39:23 – A chandelier falls from the ceiling and smashes in front of Alex. [Video]

00:42:30 – A lady suddenly appears in front of Alex while she is spying on the neighbours at night.

00:54:15 – A book drops down in front of the camera.

01:02:31 – A knife drops down in front of the camera.

01:13:39 – The sheets are pulled off Alex’s bed suddenly.

01:19:09 – The garage door slams down suddenly, narrowly missing Alex.

01:24:00 – A book drops from the shelf.

01:24:41 – Holly is suddenly lifted off the ground and flung at the ceiling by an unseen force.

01:26:10 – There is a loud thump as Ben looks at the camera.

01:27:38 – Ben sits down at Alex’s laptop and Katie is suddenly standing behind him.

01:29:41 – Alex is flung back out of a doorway by an unseen force.

01:30:25 – Alex sees her dad being flung against a wall.

01:32:00 – Alex sees a large group of women approaching her, she turns around and is then attacked by the possessed Katie.

(Major jump scares in bold)

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