Jump Scares In Prince of Darkness (1987)

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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.

Director: John Carpenter

Runtime: 102 minutes

MPAA Rating: R

IMDb: 6.7/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 57%

Netflix (US): No

Jump Scares:  7 (1 major, 6 minor)

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.

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

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

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

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

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

1:01:46 – Lisa attacks Calder.

1:27:32 – A man’s hand comes out from behind the door and tries to grab Brian.

1:37:57 – 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 scares in bold)

Download a .srt file of the jump scares in Prince of Darkness [more info].