Jump Scares in Stranger Things (Season 3)

Stranger Things (Season 3) screenshot
Stranger Things (Season 3) screenshot
Stranger Things (Season 3) screenshot
Stranger Things (Season 3) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 22 jump scares in Stranger Things, which has a jump scare rating of 2.5.

Jump Scare Rating: Season 3 provides a similar level of jump scares to previous seasons although the levels of gore and body horror are increased. Most jump scares appear in episodes 1, 3, and 7.

Synopsis: Residents of Hawkins, Indiana once again face the threat of the Mind Flayer after Soviet scientists attempt to reopen a portal to the Upside Down.

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Jump Scares: 22 (3 major, 19 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—

00:04:12 – The scientist is suddenly grabbed around the neck after he says “You can see our progress”.

00:13:10 – On the movie screen we see hands coming out of the wall to grab the woman as she looks at a calendar.

00:45:44 – Something smashes into Billy’s car.

00:46:38 – Something races past the screen as Billy leans on the car.

00:46:52 – Something grabs Billy around the ankle and pulls him away.


—Episode 2—

00:00:33 – A quiet establishing shot of an abandoned warehouse is suddenly interrupted by a screech and the sudden appearance of Billy.

00:16:32 – Billy suddenly turns around and smacks Mrs Wheeler in the face.

00:31:46 – As Billy touches his arm in the shower, there is a short sharp flashback and Billy screams.


—Episode 3—

00:06:09 – Billy suddenly turns around startling El as a sound effect plays.

00:25:02 – Heather suddenly appears out of the bathtub startling El.

00:26:13 – During a flashback, we see Bob being killed by a Demodog.

00:30:18 – Nancy is startled by a fake rat as she opens a cupboard door.

00:41:11 – There is a flash of lightning and we see a man standing behind Hopper.


—Episode 4—

00:44:53 – Billy breaks through the door in front of Max (although we get some warning as Mike yells out shortly before).


—Episode 5—

00:43:24 – A hand breaks through the glass after Jonathan says “Nancy”.


—Episode 6—

00:30:25 – Erica suddenly appears behind Dustin holding a shock rod.

00:39:51 – Billy grabs Eleven’s arm.


—Episode 7—

00:10:05 – After a period of silence, one of the Mind Flayer’s arms breaks through the cabin.

00:10:53 – After Max says “Holy Shit” another arm bursts through the cabin.

00:11:13 – The Mind Flayer bursts through the cabin once more and grabs El.

00:44:27 – Murray grabs Joyce startling her.


—Episode 8—

00:11:39 – Nancy suddenly bangs on the door, startling the kids.

(Major jump scares in bold)

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