Jump Scares in The Boy (2016)

The Boy (2016) screenshot
The Boy (2016) screenshot
The Boy (2016) screenshot
The Boy (2016) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 11 jump scares in The Boy, which has a jump scare rating of 3.0.

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.

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.

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Jump Scares: 11 (1 major, 10 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: PG13

Director: William Brent Bell

Runtime: 97 minutes

Netflix (US): Yes

Tags: Mystery, Thriller

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

Jump Scare Times

00:06:05 – Greta is surprised by Malcolm.

00:25:52 – Greta is pulled into the family portrait before waking from a nightmare.

00:36:03 – The attic door suddenly closes trapping Greta inside.

00:38:05 – Greta sees a figure causing her to scream and fall down.

00:40:35 – The attic stairs pull up as Greta and Malcolm are talking.

00:45:56 – During another nightmare, Brahms’ head suddenly snaps back after Greta moves it.

01:19:58 – A mirror shatters beside Cole.

01:21:34 – As Greta and Malcolm try to escape they run into Brahms.

01:22:18 – Greta goes to open a door and Brahms is standing behind it.

01:24:47 – Greta sees something move while looking through a gap.

01:24:55 – Brahms breaks through a wall behind Greta and Malcolm.

(Major jump scares in bold)

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

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