Jump Scares In Sinister (2012)

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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.

Director: Scott Derrickson

Runtime: 110 minutes

MPAA Rating: R

IMDb: 6.8/10  Rotten Tomatoes:  62%

Netflix (US): No

Jump Scares:  17 (6 major, 11 minor)

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.

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

Jump Scare Times

18:09 – A shadow movies behind Ellison.

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

39:13 – A loud bang startles Ellison.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1:03:54 – A tied up body suddenly comes into view in front of lawnmower. [Video]

1:08:44 – A deceased girl appears beside Ellison. [Video]

1:09:45 – A deceased girl in a yellow coat appears in the hallway.

1:11:16 – A deceased girl sits beside Ashley’s bed.

1:25:47 – Bughuul’s face suddenly appears in front of Ellison while he is peering into the attic. [Video]

1:26:04 – A box labelled home movies drops from the attic and lands on the floor beside Ellison.

1:43:42 – Bughuul’s face abruptly drops into view, just before the final credits roll. [Video]

(Major scares in bold)

Download a .srt file of the jump scares in Sinister [more info].