Jump Scares in The Exorcist (1973)

The Exorcist (1973) screenshot
The Exorcist (1973) screenshot
The Exorcist (1973) screenshot
The Exorcist (1973) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 11 jump scares in The Exorcist, which has a jump scare rating of 1.5.

Jump Scare Rating: An undeniably unsettling movie however it is largely free of significant jump scares.

Synopsis: A young girl, Regan, begins to act strangely after playing with a Ouija board leading her actress mother, Chris, to suspect she has been possessed by a demon.

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Jump Scares: 11 (11 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: R

Director: William Friedkin

Runtime: 122 minutes

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

Jump Scare Times

00:11:00 – Loud rattling noises coming from the ceiling can be heard periodically over the next 30-40 seconds.

00:28:48 – More rattling noises come from the ceiling.

00:30:52 – Karl startles Chris while she is in the attic.

00:32:52 – Regan sees a demon appear for a brief moment.

00:47:12 – The scene abruptly cuts to Regan screaming.

01:00:48 – Regan spider-walks down the stairs with blood coming from her mouth.

01:25:46 – The possessed Regan vomits green liquid over Father Karras.

01:36:26 – The phone rings loudly.

01:41:11 – There is a loud moan from the upstairs bedroom.

01:51:51 – Regan sits up in bed and attacks Father Karras from behind.

01:52:09 – The house begins to shake violently.

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