Jump Scares in The Changeling (1980)

The Changeling (1980) screenshot
The Changeling (1980) screenshot
The Changeling (1980) screenshot
The Changeling (1980) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 7 jump scares in The Changeling, which has a jump scare rating of 2.0.

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.

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.

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Jump Scares: 7 (3 major, 4 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: R

Director: Peter Medak

Runtime: 107 minutes

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Haunted House / Building, Mystery

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

Jump Scare Times

00:18:49 – Mr Tuttle enters the house, surprising John.

00:27:21 – John sees a boys face in the reflection of the bathwater.

00:29:42 – A window breaks as John is walking around outside the house.

00:52:18 – A wine glass on the table suddenly goes flying and smashes into a cabinet. [Video]

01:25:21 – The mirror breaks in front of John and there is an image of Captain Dewitt with blood on his forehead. [Video]

01:34:46 – A loud bang startles Claire.

01:36:14 – The wheelchair suddenly moves and begins to chase Claire. [Video]

(Major jump scares in bold)

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

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