Jump Scares in Predator (1987)

Predator (1987) screenshot
Predator (1987) screenshot
Predator (1987) screenshot
Predator (1987) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 7 jump scares in Predator, which has a jump scare rating of 2.0.

Jump Scare Rating: Predator has some minor jump scares although the music generally builds to a crescendo shortly before these moments occur giving viewers some warning. The jump scares are mainly in the second half when the Predator begins to attack the team.

Synopsis: A special ops team on a mission in Central America find themselves hunted by a highly skilled and elusive predator with extraterrestrial origins.

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Jump Scares: 7 (7 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: R

Director: John McTiernan

Runtime: 107 minutes

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Action, Extraterrestrial Life, Sci-Fi

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

Jump Scare Times

00:15:59 – A flock of birds fly out at Billy as he sees several flayed corpses hanging in the trees.

00:19:57 – Dillon almost runs into Mac.

00:47:04 – Blood splatters on Blaine’s shoulder.

01:06:32 – The Predator is suddenly caught in the net just as Dutch begins to turn back.

01:09:39 – Mac puts his hand over Dillon’s mouth.

01:15:52 – The Predator shoots a laser at Poncho from the trees.

01:34:02 – The Predator traps Dutch’s head between two spikes that come out of its arm.

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

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