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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.

Episodes: 8

TV Parental Rating: TV-14

IMDb: 8.9/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 89%

Netflix (US): Yes

Jump Scares:  21 (3 major, 18 minor)

Average Jump Scares Per Episode: 2.6

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.

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

Jump Scare Times

Netflix reverse timestamps included in brackets.

— Episode 1 —

4:12 (46:21) – The scientist is suddenly grabbed around the neck after he says “You can see our progress”.

13:10 (37:23) – On the movie screen we see hands coming out of the wall to grab the woman as she looks at a calendar.

45:44 (4:49) – Something smashes into Billy’s car.

46:38 (3:55) – Something races past the screen as Billy leans on the car.

46:52 (3:41) – Something grabs Billy around the ankle and pulls him away.

 

— Episode 2 —

0:33 (49:36) – A quiet establishing shot of an abandoned warehouse is suddenly interrupted by a screech and the sudden appearance of Billy.

16:32 (33:37) – Billy suddenly turns around and smacks Mrs Wheeler in the face.

31:46 (18:23) – As Billy touches his arm in the shower, there is a short sharp flashback and Billy screams.

 

— Episode 3 —

6:09 (43:34) – Billy suddenly turns around startling El as a sound effect plays.

25:02 (24:41) – Heather suddenly appears out of the bathtub startling El.

26:13 (23:30) – During a flashback, we see Bob being killed by a Demodog.

30:18 (19:25) – Nancy is startled by a fake rat as she opens a cupboard door.

41:11 (8:32) – There is a flash of lightning and we see a man standing behind Hopper.

 

— Episode 4 —

44:53 (7:49) – Billy breaks through the door in front of Max (although we get some warning as Mike yells out shortly before).

 

— Episode 5 —

43:24 (8:35) – A hand breaks through the glass after Jonathan says “Nancy”.

 

— Episode 6 —

30:25 (29:13) – Erica suddenly appears behind Dustin holding a shock rod.

 

— Episode 7 —

10:05 (45:00) – After a period of silence, one of the Mind Flayer’s arms breaks through the cabin.

10:53 (44:12) – After Max says “Holy Shit” another arm bursts through the cabin.

11:13 (43:52) – The Mind Flayer bursts through the cabin once more and grabs El.

44:27 (10:38) – Murray grabs Joyce startling her.

 

— Episode 8 —

11:39 (1:06:00) – Nancy suddenly bangs on the door, startling the kids.

(Major scares in bold)