Jump Scares In The Evil Dead (1981)

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Synopsis: Five friends travel to a remote cabin in the woods where they discover an ancient book that when read aloud awakens an evil force that possesses the friends one by one.

Director: Sam Raimi

Runtime: 85 minutes

MPAA Rating: NC-17

IMDb: 7.6/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 96%

Netflix (US): No

Jump Scares:  22 (5 major, 17 minor)

Jump Scare Rating: Many jump scares however the campy low-budget nature of the movie diminishes their impact to some extent.

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

Jump Scare Times

13:44 – There is a noise from behind a door in the cellar.

14:44 – Scotty jumps out and scares Ash.

18:41 – A branch falls through the window of the cabin.

24:29 – A loud noise startles Cheryl.

29:22 – Ash grabs Cheryl’s wrist as she struggles to get in the house.

33:20 – A branch drops down in front of Cheryl.

35:41 – Cheryl turns around to reveal that her face has become demonic. [Video]

36:45 – Possessed Cheryl suddenly jumps up and stabs Linda with a pencil.

43:23 – Shelly grabs Scotty around the neck. [Video]

46:59 – The dismembered hand attacks Scotty. [Video]

51:23 – Linda opens her eyes and sits up in bed suddenly, revealing she has also been possessed.

51:41 – Scotty grabs hold of Ash, begging for help.

56:12 – Cheryl’s hand comes through the cellar door and grabs Ash. [Video]

58:38 – Linda attacks Ash with a dagger.

59:21 – Cheryl grabs Ash’s ankle.

1:05:01 – Linda’s hand comes out of the ground to grab Ash.

1:07:58 – Cheryl appears at the window.

1:08:11 – Cheryl pops up again.

1:09:55 – A pipe in the cellar breaks and blood gushes out.

1:15:47 – Hands break through the door behind Ash and grab him around the neck. [Video]

1:16:19 – Scotty sits up suddenly and grabs Ash.

1:20:41 – An arm bursts out of Cheryl’s body.

(Major scares in bold)

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