Jump Scares in Red Dragon (2002)

Red Dragon (2002) screenshot
Red Dragon (2002) screenshot
Red Dragon (2002) screenshot
Red Dragon (2002) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 6 jump scares in Red Dragon, which has a jump scare rating of 2.0.

Jump Scare Rating: Although it is jumpier than either Hannibal or Silence of the Lambs, Red Dragon should still be watchable by those who dislike jump scares. A scare at 78 minutes is the most significant and another at 21:32 might shock some viewers due to its sudden and unexpected nature.

Synopsis: Retired FBI agent Will Graham seeks help from notorious serial killer and cannibal Hannibal Lecter to capture another serial killer known as the “Tooth Fairy”.

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Jump Scares: 6 (1 major, 5 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: R

Director: Brett Ratner

Runtime: 124 minutes

Netflix (US): Yes

Tags: Book Adaptation, Cannibalism, Crime

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

Jump Scare Times

00:07:31 – Hannibal’s sudden reappearance and subsequent attack on Will may startle some viewers.

00:21:32 – An image of some dolls briefly flashes on the screen accompanied by a high pitched whooshing noise.

00:46:19 – Hannibal lunges towards Will (but is stopped by the chain holding him).

01:11:48 – A hand comes out of the van to grab Freddy.

01:18:00 – The Tooth Fairy suddenly puts his hands over Freddy’s face. [Video]

01:37:41 – A man looks up and sees Hannibal standing right in front of him.

(Major jump scares in bold)

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

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