See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 21 jump scares in Poltergeist – Theatrical Cut, which has a jump scare rating of 4.0.
Jump Scare Rating: A large number of jump scares however most of them miss the mark in terms of being truly scary. The clown scene at 36:30 and a scene at 58:30 are probably the only truly scary parts.
Synopsis: A young family move into a new home in suburban Illinois where evil forces haunting the house take youngest daughter Maddie captive.
Director: Gil Kenan
Runtime: 93 minutes
Jump Scare Times
00:06:26 – Griffin goes to open a cupboard door when Eric puts his hand on the other door-knob, startling Griffin.
00:13:23 – Griffin pulls at something in his wardrobe which causes a toy clown and assorted old junk to fall down.
00:16:25 – A squirrel crawls out of the wall in front of Griffin and Eric.
00:18:07 – A toy keyboard turns on by itself.
00:20:48 – A hand from the inside the TV touches Maddie’s hand.
00:26:44 – Griffin’s comic books have been mysteriously stacked up in a triangular shape.
00:33:07 – There is a loud thunder clap.
00:35:18 – A flash of lightning reveals a corpse standing in the room beside Kendra.
00:35:23 – A hand forms out of the mud and grabs Kendra.
00:35:48 – The clown suddenly moves onto the floor in front of Griffin.
00:35:54 – The squirrel jumps at the bars of the cage.
00:36:34 – Griffin moves the torch around the room and stops on the toy clown, which then proceeds to attacks Griffin. [Video]
00:37:44 – A tree branch grabs Griffin as he runs down the stairs.
00:40:01 – A hand appears and drags Madison away.
00:46:10 – A chair suddenly flies into the wall.
00:47:39 – Amy touches Eric on the shoulder.
00:51:32 – Boyd begins to drill a hole through the closet but his hand is suddenly pulled through the hole.
00:52:25 – Boyd’s hand is repeatedly pulled into the hole by an unseen force.
00:58:33 – Eric reaches towards a figure who appears to be Maddie, however when the figure turns around it is revealed to be a ghost. [Video]
01:13:08 – A spirit, standing behind Maddie, hits the camera.
01:20:52 – Maddie is suddenly pulled up the stairs.
(Major jump scares in bold)
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