Jump Scares in The Babadook (2014)

The Babadook (2014) screenshot
The Babadook (2014) screenshot
The Babadook (2014) screenshot
The Babadook (2014) screenshot

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.

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Jump Scares: 11 (2 major, 9 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: Unrated

Director: Jennifer Kent

Runtime: 94 minutes

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Low Budget, Monsters & Mutants

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

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)

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

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