Jump Scares in Super 8 (2011)

Super 8 (2011) screenshot
Super 8 (2011) screenshot
Super 8 (2011) screenshot
Super 8 (2011) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 15 jump scares in Super 8, which has a jump scare rating of 3.5.

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.

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.

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Jump Scares: 15 (4 major, 11 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: PG13

Director: J.J. Abrams

Runtime: 112 minutes

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Extraterrestrial Life, Sci-Fi

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

Jump Scare Times

00:13:51 – Cary sets off some fireworks.

00:23:13 – Mr Woodward’s hand suddenly brushes away the map that the children are looking at. [Video]

00:37:01 – A container suddenly crashes through a fence.

00:38:31 – The window explodes behind the gas station attendant.

00:45:35 – A creature comes out of the trees and rushes at the lineman from behind.

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

01:13:00 – The truck that two military personnel are standing beside explodes.

01:17:22 – The military suddenly burst into the room.

01:20:02 – The alien slams into the military bus. [Video]

01:21:31 – The alien suddenly grabs a man.

01:22:41 – An alien hand breaks through the bus.

01:27:40 – A large explosion knocks the children to the ground.

01:31:35 – Cary turns around and sees a body hanging from the ceiling.

01:36:00 – Sheriff Pruitt is suddenly grabbed by the alien.

01:38:48 – The windows of a shop suddenly break as metallic objects fly out of it.

(Major jump scares in bold)

Watch with subtitles that warn you about jump scares! Download the .srt file of the jump scares in Super 8. [More info]

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