Jump Scares in The Fog (1980)

The Fog (1980) screenshot
The Fog (1980) screenshot
The Fog (1980) screenshot
The Fog (1980) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 16 jump scares in The Fog, which has a jump scare rating of 3.5.

Jump Scare Rating: The Fog contains numerous jump scares throughout. While many coincide with the fog appearing, there are a few unexpected scares as well.

Synopsis: A coastal California town comes under attack from vengeful beings that attack under the cover of a mysterious fog.

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Jump Scares: 16 (3 major, 13 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: R

Director: John Carpenter

Runtime: 89 minutes

Netflix (US): No

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

Jump Scare Times

00:05:46 – A piece of masonry falls to the floor in front of the camera.

00:11:28 – A chair slides along the floor.

00:13:49 – The windows in the truck shatter.

00:19:00 – A fisherman is suddenly impaled by a knife.

00:24:07 – The glass on the clock breaks.

00:34:16 – Father Malone appears from the shadows startling Kathy.

00:36:44 – Static hisses from the radio.

00:39:58 – A cupboard opens startling Elizabeth.

00:40:03 – A corpse falls onto Elizabeth.

00:45:46 – The piece of driftwood suddenly sparks and catches fire.

00:51:42 – The fisherman suddenly collapses as he approaches Elizabeth.

01:01:07 – Accompanied by a sound effect, a large hairy arm reaches out and grabs Dan while he stands by the door.

01:07:51 – A figure appears in the doorway by Mrs. Kobritz.

01:09:36 – One of the revenants can be seen watching the car from a distance.

01:17:01 – A hand breaks through one of the windows in the church.

01:21:13 – Stevie is suddenly attacked by one of the revenants.

(Major jump scares in bold)

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