Jump Scares in The Descent (2005)

The Descent (2005) screenshot
The Descent (2005) screenshot
The Descent (2005) screenshot
The Descent (2005) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 16 jump scares in The Descent, which has a jump scare rating of 4.0.

Jump Scare Rating: Once the horror starts after about 55 minutes it doesn’t let up. Definitely not recommended for those who dislike jump scares.

Synopsis: After a traumatic traffic accident the previous year, Sarah reunites with her friends to explore some caves in the Appalachian Mountains. The cave expedition soon takes a dark turn when the friends are hunted by terrifying flesh-eating creatures.

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Jump Scares: 16 (6 major, 10 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: R

Director: Neil Marshall

Runtime: 100 minutes

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

Jump Scare Times

00:05:40 – Sarah runs into Beth at the hospital.

00:14:07 – A metal rod smashes through the window during one of Sarah’s dreams. [Video]

00:23:52 – A large number of bats fly out in front of the girls.

00:27:16 – Juno jumps down in front of Sarah.

00:52:32 – Sarah turns around and Juno is right behind her.

00:56:35 – A crawler is seen standing behind the group through the night vision camera. [Video]

00:57:50 – The girls run into a crawler that screams at them. [Video]

01:01:38 – Sarah hallucinates her daughter, however when her head turns she becomes one of the creatures from the cave. [Video]

01:03:07 – Holly’s body is dropped in front of Sarah, the creatures then proceed to eat the body.

01:11:07 – A crawler drops down from the roof in front of Rebecca. [Video]

01:14:10 – Beth sticks her hand in the air and calls for Sarah.

01:16:57 – A baby crawler jumps on Sarah’s back.

01:23:04 – Sam sees a crawler moving along the cave roof.

01:23:44 – A crawler grabs Rebecca.

01:24:13 – Juno spots a crawler while underwater it growls at Juno.

01:34:12 – Juno appears in the car beside Sarah. [Video](original ending)

(Major jump scares in bold)

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