Jump Scares In The Exorcist (TV Series) (Season 2)

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Synopsis: Father Tomas Ortega and Marcus Keane investigate a foster family on an island off the coast of Seattle who have been experiencing strange events that might be consistent with demonic possession.

Episodes: 10 (8 aired to date)

TV Parental Rating: TV-14

IMDb: 8.2/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 100%

Netflix (US): No

Jump Scares:  21 (1 major, 20 minor)

Average Jump Scares Per Episode: 2.7

Jump Scare Rating: Season 2 of The Exorcist has a similar level of jump scares and overall “creepiness” to the first.

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

Jump Scare Times

Timings start from the beginning of the “previously on The Exorcist” recap.

— Episode 1 —

30:56 – Accompanied by a sound effect, an insect lands on Andy.

39:48 – A hand comes out of Cindy’s mouth and grabs Tomas around the throat.


— Episode 3 —

10:03 – During one of Tomas’s nightmares, a young woman turns around to reveal she has no face.

32:22 – A bird breaks through the window startling Andy and Grace.

43:17 – The camera zooms in on Sister Dolores (who is chained up) and she suddenly turns around to reveal she is possessed.


— Episode 4 —

1:32 – Sister Dolores lunges at Father Bennett.

14:13 – The table moves during a tense scene.

17:42 – A window cracks.


— Episode 5 —

26:57 – The record player starts to spin, making a loud noise and startling Tomas.

27:17 – Grace is suddenly standing by Tomas.

30:24 – There is a loud bang from above Tomas (followed by several more over the next minute or so).

36:51 – There is a loud gunshot as a drop of blood lands on the floor.


— Episode 6 —

37:31 – Harper gets out of bed and looks out the window when her mom appears behind her and puts a hand over her mouth.

40:35 – A window in the house blows out.


— Episode 7 —

17:58 – Andy picks up the pillow mask to reveal Nikki standing behind her.

20:24 – Andy turns his head and sees Nikki lying in bed beside him.

28:38 – Andy looks away from the bedroom and Nikki is standing in front of him.

31:38 – Nikki opens her eyes to reveal they are white.

41:15 – Andy goes down the stairs and runs out of the house and we see Caleb lying tied up on the floor.


— Episode 8 —

18:12 – Accompanied by a sound effect, Tomas sees Nikki on top of Andy.

42:44 – Verity touches Colleen and her head falls back to reveal her throat has been cut.

(Major scares in bold)