Jump Scares in Stranger Things (Season 1)

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Stranger Things (Season 1) screenshot
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See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 19 jump scares in Stranger Things, which has a jump scare rating of 3.0.

Jump Scare Rating: Some jump scares however in the context of 6 and a half hours of content they are not particularly frequent. Most of the scares occur in episodes 1, 5, 6, and 8.

Synopsis: A young boy, Will Byers, disappears under mysterious circumstances and his mother, friends, and the town’s police chief must confront terrifying supernatural forces in order to rescue him.

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Jump Scares: 19 (3 major, 16 minor)

Episodes: 8

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: TV14

Netflix (US): Yes

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

Jump Scare Times

—Episode 1—

00:00:45 – A panicked man bursts through a door.

00:01:29 – A man is lifted upwards by some sort of creature as the door to the elevator closes.

00:05:49 – There is a loud noise and Will sees a creature standing on the road.


—Episode 2—

00:47:15 – The stereo suddenly turns on in Will’s room which startles Joyce.

00:52:16 – Barb looks up and the monster appears above her.


—Episode 3—

00:00:33 – A monster appears in front of Barb.

00:38:47 – A monster rushes past the camera.


—Episode 5—

00:07:51 – A shadowy figure passes in the foreground.

00:46:51 – As Jonathan prepares to shoot the wounded deer, it is suddenly dragged away into the woods.

00:50:02 – Nancy stands on a creature which rears up and roars at Nancy.


—Episode 6—

00:00:53 – Nancy sees a monster.

00:01:47 – A hand reaches out of the opening in the tree causing Jonathan to fall backwards.

00:06:12 – Nancy has several sudden flashbacks over the next 20 seconds.

00:26:48 – Several sudden flashbacks may startle some viewers.

00:42:01 – The monster turns around and roars as Eleven touches it.


—Episode 7—

00:39:32 – The monster suddenly attacks Will’s tent.


—Episode 8—

00:15:52 – The monster breaks through the ceiling.

00:34:11 – the monster breaks through the door.

00:51:22 – The bathroom briefly transforms to the “upside down”.

(Major jump scares in bold)

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