Jump Scares in Sinister (2012)

Sinister (2012) screenshot
Sinister (2012) screenshot
Sinister (2012) screenshot
Sinister (2012) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 17 jump scares in Sinister, which has a jump scare rating of 5.0.

Jump Scare Rating: Several very startling jump scares throughout. The lawnmower scene is one of the best jump scares in modern horror. Definitely not recommended for sensitive individuals.

Synopsis: A writer and his family move into a new home where he discovers a hidden cache of snuff film that appear to show the grisly murders of several families.

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Jump Scares: 17 (6 major, 11 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: R

Director: Scott Derrickson

Runtime: 110 minutes

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

Jump Scare Times

00:18:09 – A shadow movies behind Ellison.

00:24:42 – Trevor begins screaming while coming out of a box.

00:39:13 – A loud bang startles Ellison.

00:41:00 – There is a loud banging noise while Ellison is in the attic.

00:41:59 – Ellison lifts a box lid to uncover a snake.

00:43:13 – Ellison falls through the attic floor. [Video]

00:52:30 – Bughuul’s face on Ellison’s laptop begins to move.

00:55:17 – Ellison lowers the print of Bughuul’s face only to see the same face mirrored in the backyard outside. [Video]

00:56:13 – Ellison sees Trevor’s face hiding in the bushes.

00:57:14 – Several deceased children are seen standing behind Ellison.

01:03:54 – A tied up body suddenly comes into view in front of lawnmower. [Video]

01:08:44 – A deceased girl appears beside Ellison. [Video]

01:09:45 – A deceased girl in a yellow coat appears in the hallway.

01:11:16 – A deceased girl sits beside Ashley’s bed.

01:25:47 – Bughuul’s face suddenly appears in front of Ellison while he is peering into the attic. [Video]

01:26:04 – A box labelled home movies drops from the attic and lands on the floor beside Ellison.

01:43:42 – Bughuul’s face abruptly drops into view, just before the final credits roll. [Video]

(Major jump scares in bold)

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

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