See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 18 jump scares in Scream 4, which has a jump scare rating of 3.5.
Jump Scare Rating: Like previous entries in the franchise, Scream 4 is loaded with false-alarm jump scares. The car-park scene at around 45 minutes is arguably the scariest part of the film and contains the most effective jump scares.
Synopsis: On the fifteenth anniversary of the original Woodsboro murders, Sidney returns to her home town as a new serial killer begins to terrorize residents.
Director: Wes Craven
Runtime: 111 minutes
Jump Scare Times
00:03:36 – Ghostface suddenly appears and attacks Trudie.
00:09:12 – A dead body is thrown through a window, several seconds later Ghostface appears.
00:09:45 – Ghostface opens the door that Jenny is hiding behind.
00:14:41 – A van speeds past, narrowly missing Kirby’s car.
00:28:48 – Trevor surprises Jill.
00:35:02 – Olivia’s closet door bursts open.
00:37:27 – A sound effect plays moments before Ghostface lunges at Jill.
00:44:38 – A car alarm turns on.
00:45:13 – Rebecca’s phone rings during a tense scene.
00:45:38 – Ghostface jumps on the bonnet of Rebecca’s car. [Video]
00:46:38 – The car alarm turns on once again. [Video]
00:59:50 – There is a sudden cut to a window breaking (inside the Stab movie being screened at the party).
01:04:44 – Perkins scares Hoss as a joke.
01:05:57 – Kate appears at the window startling Sidney.
01:15:37 – Robbie walks into a hanging pot plant.
01:20:48 – Ghostface appears in front of Sidney.
01:21:19 – Sidney backs into Kirby.
01:26:05 – Charlie grabs Sidney.
(Major jump scares in bold)
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