Jump Scares in Stranger Things (Season 2)

Stranger Things (Season 2) screenshot
Stranger Things (Season 2) screenshot
Stranger Things (Season 2) screenshot
Stranger Things (Season 2) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 39 jump scares in Stranger Things, which has a jump scare rating of 3.0.

Jump Scare Rating: Less major scares than the first season although there are quite a few more minor ones. Season 2 employs a large number of short, sudden flashbacks that are accompanied by loud noises. Some sensitive viewers may find these scenes quite startling.

Synopsis: Takes place at Halloween a year after the events of the first season as Will struggles to cope with his experience in the “Upside Down”.

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Jump Scares: 39 (2 major, 37 minor)

Episodes: 9

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—

00:08:33 – Will suddenly finds himself back in the Upside Down.

00:19:17 – A bird flies out of the corn field startling Jim.

00:25:18 – A loud thunderclap may startle some viewers.

00:37:01 – The trash can shakes and makes a noise.


—Episode 2—

00:00:11 – The episode starts with several images flashing across the screen accompanied by loud noises.

00:07:03 – Jim turns around and sees a figure behind him in a white sheet.

00:22:15 – A squirrel is suddenly picked up and thrown against a tree by an unseen force.

00:34:49 – Max, wearing a Michael Myers mask, jumps out at the boys.

00:35:56 – A girl fires a toy gun at Jim.

00:39:37 – A woman appears in front of Will and yells “watch it zombie boy”.

00:40:54 – Mike grabs Will during one of his episodes.

00:52:10 – There is a loud bang from inside the trash can.


—Episode 3—

00:14:50 – A sudden scene change to Jim opening a door may startle some viewers (the sound is quite loud compared to the previously quiet scene).


—Episode 4—

00:04:13 – Will has several short sharp flashbacks to one of his “episodes”.

00:14:25 – Will has several visions of some sort of tunnel while staring at the bathtub.

00:19:36 – A man knocks on the window of Jonathan’s car as he attempts to start it.

00:21:42 – Over the next minute or so we see several more of Will’s “tunnel” visions.

00:40:47 – D’Artagnan makes a screeching noise.


—Episode 5—

00:03:54 – The growth on the roof of the tunnel fires some sort of liquid at Jim.

00:08:45 – Will wakes from a nightmare.

00:14:44 – Dustin looks back outside and D’Artagnan is now standing in front of the shed.

00:27:17 – A dead animal spasms as Jim stands on it.

00:54:13 – Bob turns around and some men in hazmat suits are standing there.


—Episode 6—

00:03:17 – Steve shines the torch on Dustin accompanied by a sound effect.

00:22:00 – There are several flasbacks to earlier events over the next few minutes these are accompanied by loud sound effects.

00:33:12 – Steve bangs a chair on the car startling Dustin and Lucas.

00:47:25 – A creature attacks one of the men in the hazmat suits.


—Episode 7—

00:00:18 – Like episode 2, episode 7 opens abruptly with some quick cuts from earlier scenes accompanied by sound effects.

00:16:13 – A gloved hand reaches out and touches Eleven on the shoulder.


—Episode 8—

00:00:45 – The creature begins to head-butt the window in front of Jim.

00:07:08 – Billy’s father suddenly slams him up against a wall.

00:10:40 – A creature runs through the hallway of the laboratory building.

00:11:54 – Accompanied by a loud sound effect, an apparently dead man is dragged away.

00:14:18 – A pipe lets off steam above Bob.

00:20:44 – The creature suddenly breaks through the door and attacks Bob.

00:32:49 – Will wakes up and gasps.

00:43:09 – A creature bursts through the window.


—Episode 9—

00:30:27 – The growth on the roof spits some sort of liquid on Dustin.

00:38:42 – D’Artagnan roars at Dustin.

(Major jump scares in bold)

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