Jump Scares in The Abyss (1989)

The Abyss (1989) screenshot
The Abyss (1989) screenshot
The Abyss (1989) screenshot
The Abyss (1989) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 2 jump scares in The Abyss, which has a jump scare rating of 0.5.

Jump Scare Rating: Despite the presence of aliens, The Abyss is really not a scary movie. There is one tense scene about half an hour in where the crew investigate the submarine wreck and find some dead bodies and a couple of minor jump scares in the middle parts but nothing that should give the average viewer any problems.

Synopsis: A U.S recovery team attempting to salvage a downed submarine encounters what appears to be an alien aquatic species living deep in the Caribbean Sea.

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Jump Scares: 2 (2 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: PG13

Director: James Cameron

Runtime: 140 minutes

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Extraterrestrial Life, Sci-Fi, Low Jump Scare

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

Jump Scare Times

01:15:54 – Hippy spies on the SEALs attaching the warhead to one of the remote operated vehicles. He tries to go back to warn the others but Coffey is standing right behind him.

01:35:39 – Lindsey attempts to radio for help and gets as far as “Deep Core this is Cab One we need assist…..” before sparks come out of the electronics and the power goes out.

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