Jump Scares In Prometheus (2012)

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Synopsis: A group of explorers travel to a distant planet in search of the origin of life on earth however soon after landing things go wrong when they discover they are not alone.

Director: Ridley Scott

Runtime: 124 minutes

MPAA Rating: R

IMDb: 7.0/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 73%

Netflix (US): No

Jump Scares:  7 (0 major, 7 minor)

Jump Scare Rating: Prometheus has a handful of “half jumps” but nothing that is overly scary or startling.

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

Jump Scare Times

48:27 – The Engineer’s head explodes.

54:57 – Accompanied by a sound effect, something falls off one of the dead creatures that Filfield and Milburn are examining.

59:49 – Meredith is startled by Janek playing a note on his accordion.

1:03:22 – The snake-like creature latches onto Milburn’s hand.

1:10:24 – One of the snake-like creatures shoots out of Milburn’s mouth.

1:20:57 – Dr. Shaw suddenly jumps off the operating table.

1:50:14 – One of the giant alien’s arms appears in front of the door that Dr. Shaw is looking through.

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