Jump Scares in Pet Sematary (2019)

Pet Sematary (2019) screenshot
Pet Sematary (2019) screenshot
Pet Sematary (2019) screenshot
Pet Sematary (2019) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 14 jump scares in Pet Sematary, which has a jump scare rating of 3.5.

Jump Scare Rating: The first half of Pet Sematary is full of loud jump scares (a truck roaring past is used as a jump scare on several occasions) however most of the scares are either heavily telegraphed or rather generic. The second half contains very few jump scares although there are a couple of decent jolts towards the end.

Synopsis: A family discover a mysterious pet burial ground in the woods around their new home in rural Maine.

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Jump Scares: 14 (1 major, 13 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: R

Director: Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer

Runtime: 101 minutes

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

Jump Scare Times

00:04:07 – A truck drives by startling Rachel after she says “everything is inside”.

00:16:25 – The injured man grabs Louis around the arm as he wheels him into theater.

00:17:27 – The lights flicker and the previously dead man is suddenly sitting up on the bed behind Louis.

00:18:12 – Louis sits in his car lost in thought as he goes to drive off a truck suddenly races past in front of him.

00:24:42 – Victor’s hand suddenly reaches out to grab Louis around the ankle as he climbs the pile of branches.

00:29:06 – During a flashback, young Rachel is startled as her disfigured sister suddenly falls down the dumbwaiter shaft.

00:36:30 – Louis opens the closet revealing Church who screeches at him.

00:39:31 – Ellie is suddenly scratched by the cat as she tries to remove something from its fur.

00:42:17 – Church screeches at Louis from behind.

00:43:04 – After Louis walks through a door and finds himself back outside in the woods, a truck horn suddenly blares.

00:44:54 – Rachel has a hallucination where the medicine cabinet in the bathroom transforms into the dumbwaiter shaft which her sister once again falls through.

01:10:14 – After Louis finds the mask, Ellie appears behind him and says “Daddy”.

01:21:42 – Jud spots Church in the hallway and suddenly Ellie stabs him in the ankle.

01:28:58 – After waking from a nightmare Rachel looks up to find Gage safe. Suddenly Ellie leaps at her with a knife.

(Major jump scares in bold)

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

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