Jump Scares In The Descent (2005)

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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.

Director: Neil Marshall

Runtime: 100 minutes

MPAA Rating: R

IMDb: 7.2/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 85%

Netflix (US): No

Jump Scares:  16 (6 major, 10 minor)

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.

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

Jump Scare Times

5:40 – Sarah runs into Beth at the hospital.

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

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

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

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

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

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

1:01:38 – Sarah hallucinates her daughter, however when her head turns she becomes one of the creatures from the cave. [Video]

1:03:07 – Holly’s body is dropped in front of Sarah, the creatures then proceed to eat the body.

1:11:07 – A crawler drops down from the roof in front of Rebecca. [Video]

1:14:10 – Beth sticks her hand in the air and calls for Sarah.

1:16:57 – A baby crawler jumps on Sarah’s back.

1:23:04 – Sam sees a crawler moving along the cave roof.

1:23:44 – A crawler grabs Rebecca.

1:24:13 – Juno spots a crawler while underwater – it growls at Juno.

1:34:12 – Juno appears in the car beside Sarah. [Video](original ending)

(Major scares in bold)

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