See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 11 jump scares in The Babadook, which has a jump scare rating of 3.0.
Jump Scare Rating: The terror generated in this movie is more psychological rather than through jump scares however there are still a handful of jumpy moments, particularly around the 49 minute mark.
Synopsis: Solo mother Amelia and her troubled son Sam find a mysterious pop-up book about an entity known as The Babadook which Sam believes to be a real monster that poses a serious threat to both of them.
Director: Jennifer Kent
Runtime: 94 minutes
Jump Scare Times
00:15:41 – Sam jumps on Amelia’s bed.
00:26:49 – There is a loud thump followed by a scream.
00:46:19 – Amelia sees the Babadook through the window of Mrs. Roach’s house.
00:49:23 – The Babadook crawls across the ceiling above Amelia’s bed. [Video].
00:49:37 – The Babadook comes down towards Amelia who then wakes up from a nightmare. [Video].
00:54:26 – Amelia sees the Babadook through her rear view mirror.
00:57:58 – There is some loud inaudible talking just before Amelia wakes up.
01:07:32 – The Babadook stretches out his arms.
01:07:48 – A hat falls down into the fireplace.
01:16:30 – Amelia screams loudly at Sam.
01:27:45 – There is a loud roaring noise as something approaches Amelia.
(Major jump scares in bold)
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