Jump Scares In The Exorcist (TV Series) (Season 1)

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Synopsis: Angela Rance seeks help from a priest after she begins to suspect one of her daughters may be demonically possessed.

Episodes: 10

TV Parental Rating: TV-14

IMDb: 8.2/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 78%

Netflix (US): No

Jump Scares:  27 (1 major, 26 minor)

Average Jump Scares Per Episode: 2.7

Jump Scare Rating: The first two episodes of The Exorcist are quite heavy on jump scares however they are much less prominent in subsequent episodes.

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

Jump Scare Times

— Episode 1 —

12:48 – A possessed boy lunges at a priest as Tomas wakes from a dream.

17:15 – The circuit board sparks as Tomas touches it.

17:35 – Tomas turns to see Angela standing behind him.

20:37 – A raven crashes into the window beside Angela.

29:37 – The possessed boy suddenly rises up from the bed and attacks Marcus.

41:31 – A ladder drops down from the attic.

42:14 – Tomas trips over something in the attic.

42:44 – A rat crawls out from underneath a box.

42:56 – A hand reaches out and grabs the rat.


— Episode 2 —

3:19 – A chained man lunges at a boy.

5:37 – A voice says “wake up” and Casey suddenly jolts forward and puts her hands on the table.

11:06 – A door slams as Angela reaches out to pick up a cell phone.

11:31 – A centipede crawls out from underneath the cellphone, a few seconds later Kat lifts up a pillow to reveal a nest of centipedes.

20:38 – The Jenga tower suddenly falls down.

25:18 – There is a short flashback to the chained man from the beginning of the episode.

28:49 – A woman’s head appears by the tent opening.


— Episode 3 —

19:37 – A picture frame falls from the wall.


— Episode 4 —

36:51 – The demon grabs the nurse’s crucifix necklace and chokes her with it.


— Episode 5 —

5:01 – Casey chokes Henry with her chains.

22:38 – Jessica suddenly transforms back into Casey.


— Episode 6 —

20:44 – Accompanied by a jump scare sound effect, Angela has a vision of Casey with a maggot infested face standing behind her.


— Episode 7 —

28:35 – A metallic noise causes Father Bennett to look around. A few seconds later the lights flicker and a man can be seen watching Father Bennett.


— Episode 8 —

11:01 – Chairs fall from the ceiling.

22:13 – Captain Howdy suddenly appears right in front of Angela.

28:42 – A SWAT team breaks open a door.


— Episode 9 —

3:22 – Angela finds herself holding Captain Howdy’s head rather than Casey’s.


— Episode 10 —

14:06 – An old woman looks at Tomas and reveals her face has been eaten by maggots.

(Major scares in bold)