Jump Scares In Super 8 (2011)

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Synopsis: A group of young friends witness a train crash while shooting a super 8 movie. Soon after, strange events begin to occur in their town as the group discover the horrifying truth about the train crash.

Director: J.J. Abrams

Runtime: 112 minutes

MPAA Rating: PG-13

IMDb: 7.1/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 82%

Netflix (US): No

Jump Scares:  15 (4 major, 11 minor)

Jump Scare Rating: Super 8 has a surprisingly high number of jump scares with several occurring in unpredictable places. The last 20 minutes are particularly heavy on jump scares.

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

Jump Scare Times

13:51 – Cary sets off some fireworks.

23:13 – Mr Woodward’s hand suddenly brushes away the map that the children are looking at. [Video]

37:01 – A container suddenly crashes through a fence.

38:31 – The window explodes behind the gas station attendant.

45:35 – A creature comes out of the trees and rushes at the lineman from behind.

1:01:58 – The white cube suddenly shoots through Joe’s bedroom wall.

1:13:00 – The truck that two military personnel are standing beside explodes.

1:17:22 – The military suddenly burst into the room.

1:20:02 – The alien slams into the military bus. [Video]

1:21:31 – The alien suddenly grabs a man.

1:22:41 – An alien hand breaks through the bus.

1:27:40 – A large explosion knocks the children to the ground.

1:31:35 – Cary turns around and sees a body hanging from the ceiling.

1:36:00 – Sheriff Pruitt is suddenly grabbed by the alien.

1:38:48 – The windows of a shop suddenly break as metallic objects fly out of it.

(Major scares in bold)

Download a .srt file of the jump scares in Super 8 [more info].