Jump Scares in Stranger Things (Season 3)

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See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 21 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: 21 (3 major, 18 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.


—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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