Jump Scares In The Boy (2016)

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Synopsis: A young American woman, Greta, takes a job in the English countryside caring for a boy, Brahms, who turns out to be a life sized porcelain doll.

Director: William Brent Bell

Runtime: 97 minutes

MPAA Rating: PG-13

IMDb: 6.0/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 28%

Netflix (US): Yes

Jump Scares:  11 (1 major, 10 minor)

Jump Scare Rating: Some jump scares throughout although they are not as prominent as many modern horror movies, instead The Boy is more of a slow-burn relying on a dark, creepy atmosphere.

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

Jump Scare Times

6:05 – Greta is surprised by Malcolm.

25:52 – Greta is pulled into the family portrait before waking from a nightmare.

36:03 – The attic door suddenly closes trapping Greta inside.

38:05 – Greta sees a figure causing her to scream and fall down.

40:35 – The attic stairs pull up as Greta and Malcolm are talking.

45:56 – During another nightmare, Brahms’ head suddenly snaps back after Greta moves it.

1:19:58 – A mirror shatters beside Cole.

1:21:34 – As Greta and Malcolm try to escape they run into Brahms.

1:22:18 – Greta goes to open a door and Brahms is standing behind it.

1:24:47 – Greta sees something move while looking through a gap.

1:24:55 – Brahms breaks through a wall behind Greta and Malcolm.

(Major scares in bold)

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