Jump Scares In The Changeling (1980)

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Synopsis: After the death of his wife and daughter, composer John Russell moves to a secluded mansion near Seattle where he starts to feel the presence of a ghost.

Director: Peter Medak

Runtime: 107 minutes

MPAA Rating: R

IMDb: 7.3/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 76%

Netflix (US): No

Jump Scares:  7 (3 major, 4 minor)

Jump Scare Rating: A tense horror movie that relies more on atmosphere and unease than jump scares. Having said that there are still a handful of jump scares throughout the movie that may startle oume viewers.

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

Jump Scare Times

18:49 – Mr Tuttle enters the house, surprising John.

27:21 – John sees a boys face in the reflection of the bathwater.

29:42 – A window breaks as John is walking around outside the house.

52:18 – A wine glass on the table suddenly goes flying and smashes into a cabinet. [Video]

1:25:21 – The mirror breaks in front of John and there is an image of Captain Dewitt with blood on his forehead. [Video]

1:34:46 – A loud bang startles Claire.

1:36:14 – The wheelchair suddenly moves and begins to chase Claire. [Video]

(Major scares in bold)

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