Jump Scares In The Guest (2014)

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Synopsis: A teenage girl becomes suspicious of a soldier who ingratiates himself into her family after claiming to be a close friend of her deceased brother.

Director: Adam Wingard

Runtime: 100 minutes

MPAA Rating: R

IMDb: 6.7/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 89%

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Action, Mystery

Jump Scares:  5 (1 major, 4 minor)

Jump Scare Rating: The Guest takes a dramatic tonal shift in the final twenty minutes, shifting from an action / thriller to more of a horror movie. This change is accompanied by a handful of jump scares with one at 1:24:02 being quite significant.

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

Jump Scare Times

1:19 – After a quiet opening scene, the title screen abruptly appears accompanied by a loud sound effect. This may startle some viewers.

1:24:02 – There is a loud bang as Carver and Anna walk past one of the Halloween maze traps. [Video]

1:27:49 – There is another loud bang as Anna and Luke run past the same trap on the way back.

1:29:34 – David bangs on the fence as Luke hides.

1:32:11 – David stabs Anna in the leg.

(Major scares in bold)

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