Jump Scares In Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)

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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.

Director: Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost

Runtime: 97 minutes (director’s cut)

MPAA Rating: Unrated

IMDb: 4.6/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 24%

Netflix (US): No

Jump Scares:  21 (1 major, 20 minor)

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.

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

Jump Scare Times

3:21 – The scarecrow suddenly scares Ben.

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

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

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

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

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

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

38:38 – Wyatt’s toy train turns on.

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

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

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

1:02:31 – A knife drops down in front of the camera.

1:13:39 – The sheets are pulled off Alex’s bed suddenly.

1:19:09 – The garage door slams down suddenly, narrowly missing Alex.

1:24:00 – A book drops from the shelf.

1:24:41 – Holly is suddenly lifted off the ground and flung at the ceiling by an unseen force.

1:26:10 – There is a loud thump as Ben looks at the camera.

1:27:38 – Ben sits down at Alex’s laptop and Katie is suddenly standing behind him.

1:29:41 – Alex is flung back out of a doorway by an unseen force.

1:30:25 – Alex sees her dad being flung against a wall.

1:32:00 – Alex sees a large group of women approaching her, she turns around and is then attacked by the possessed Katie.

(Major scares in bold)

Download a .srt file of the jump scares in Paranormal Activity 4 [more info].