Jump Scares in Prince of Darkness (1987)

Prince of Darkness (1987) screenshot
Prince of Darkness (1987) screenshot
Prince of Darkness (1987) screenshot
Prince of Darkness (1987) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 7 jump scares in Prince of Darkness, which has a jump scare rating of 2.5.

Jump Scare Rating: Only a small number of jump scares, most of which occur in the second half of the movie. One scare which occurs at the end of the movie is very effective and will startle most people.

Synopsis: A research team discovers a mysterious vat of green liquid in the basement of a Los Angeles church which may bring about the end of the world.

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Jump Scares: 7 (1 major, 6 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: R

Director: John Carpenter

Runtime: 102 minutes

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Religion & The Occult, Possession

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

Jump Scare Times

00:28:50 – Donald turns around after looking at the sky and a lady is standing right behind him.

00:40:17 – A table suddenly moves, startling Susan.

00:40:43 – A jet of liquid escapes the cylinder and covers Susan’s face.

00:56:59 – A jet of liquid suddenly comes out of Susan’s mouth and lands on Lisa.

01:01:46 – Lisa attacks Calder.

01:27:32 – A man’s hand comes out from behind the door and tries to grab Brian.

01:37:57 – Brian has the recurring dream however Catherine is now in the place of the dark figure. After appearing to wake up he turns over in bed and briefly sees Catherine’s bloodied face before waking up for real. [Video].

(Major jump scares in bold)

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

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