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
Netflix (US): No
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.
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)