Jump Scares in The Amityville Horror (1979)

The Amityville Horror (1979) screenshot
The Amityville Horror (1979) screenshot
The Amityville Horror (1979) screenshot
The Amityville Horror (1979) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 8 jump scares in The Amityville Horror, which has a jump scare rating of 2.5.

Jump Scare Rating: The cat scare at the 30 minute mark is the only moment likely to startle audiences appreciably.

Synopsis: Newlyweds George and Kathy Lutz move into a new house that was the site of a grisly mass murder one year earlier.

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Jump Scares: 8 (1 major, 7 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: R

Director: Stuart Rosenberg

Runtime: 117 minutes

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Haunted House / Building

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

Jump Scare Times

00:06:51 – As the real estate agent opens a bedroom door, there is a sudden flashback to the shooting (several more flashbacks occur over the next few minutes).

00:17:06 – A disembodied voice screams “get out” at Father Delaney.

00:30:29 – George is startled by a yowling black cat at the window. [Video]

00:33:28 – Kathy hears something and looks into another room, when she returns to the kitchen her daughter is suddenly standing there.

00:41:30 – Kathy sits up in bed and screams.

01:05:53 – Amy sneaks up on George and Kathy.

01:19:40 – Kathy looks out of the bedroom window and sees two glowing eyes.

01:52:58 – George falls through the stairs into the brown liquid below.

(Major jump scares in bold)

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

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