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
Director: Neil Marshall
Runtime: 100 minutes
Netflix (US): No
Tags: Monsters & Mutants, Survival, Underground, High Jump Scare
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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