Jump Scares in Pumpkinhead (1988)

Pumpkinhead (1988) screenshot
Pumpkinhead (1988) screenshot
Pumpkinhead (1988) screenshot
Pumpkinhead (1988) screenshot
Pumpkinhead (1988) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 5 jump scares in Pumpkinhead, which has a jump scare rating of 2.5.

Jump Scare Rating: A few jump scares but fairly telegraphed.

Synopsis: After the death of his son, a tormented father conjures a demon for vengeance.

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Jump Scares: 5 (5 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: R

Director: Stan Winston

Runtime: 86 minutes

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Monsters & Mutants

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

Jump Scare Times

The jump scare timings listed below are based on a theatrical viewing and are approximate only.

00:36:53 – A crow cried loudly.

00:46:52 – Steve is grabbed from above.

00:48:45 – The door opens and one of the girls is wielding a cleaver.

00:57:56 – Tracey says “What do you mean, marked?” and there is a quick cut to Pumpkinhead.

01:10:00 – Ed is suddenly in the kid’s way.

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