Jump Scares In The Amityville Horror (1979)

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

Director: Stuart Rosenberg

Runtime: 117 minutes

MPAA Rating: R

IMDb: 6.2/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 24%

Netflix (US): No

Jump Scares:  8 (1 major, 7 minor)

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

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

Jump Scare Times

6:51 – 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).

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

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

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

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

1:05:53 – Amy sneaks up on George and Kathy.

1:19:40 – Kathy looks out of the bedroom window and sees two glowing eyes.

1:52:58 – George falls through the stairs into the brown liquid below.

(Major scares in bold)

Download a .srt file of the jump scares in The Amityville Horror [more info].