Synopsis: On Halloween, 1968, a group of friends find a notebook full of scary stories that soon begin to effect them in real life.
Director: André Øvredal
Runtime: 108 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Netflix (US): No
Jump Scares: 8 (4 major, 4 minor)
Jump Scare Rating: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is aimed at a younger audience, nevertheless there are a few significant jump scares that may be quite startling for some viewers.
Jump Scare Times
16:02 – Chuckie grabs Auggie from behind (as a joke).
20:02 – As Chuckie hides from the woman in the bedroom, the door suddenly opens (but it is only Auggie behind it).
22:11 – A door slams.
32:12 – As Tommy turns around, he comes face to face with the scarecrow.
46:28 – Auggie is suddenly pulled under the bed.
1:23:16 – The police chief is suddenly thrown against the cell.
1:25:14 – As Ramon drives away, The Jangly man suddenly lands on the windscreen.
1:31:08 – A man suddenly looks under the bed where Stella is hiding.
(Major scares in bold)