Jump Scares in The Hitcher (2007)

The Hitcher (2007) screenshot
The Hitcher (2007) screenshot
The Hitcher (2007) screenshot
The Hitcher (2007) screenshot
The Hitcher (2007) screenshot
The Hitcher (2007) screenshot
The Hitcher (2007) screenshot
The Hitcher (2007) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 10 jump scares in The Hitcher, which has a jump scare rating of 3.0.

Jump Scare Rating: I wouldn’t call The Hitcher a jumpy movie but the jump scares that are evenly distributed throughout will keep you alert.

Synopsis: College students Jim Halsey and Grace Andrews give a ride to a hitchhiker, John Ryder, while driving across the New Mexico desert on a rainy night. But this stranger in their car turns out to be a maniac who threatens the young couple with a knife, but Jim manages to toss him out onto the road. The next morning, after sleeping in their car, the couple are thankful that the horrifying events of the night before are over, or are they?

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Jump Scares: 10 (1 major, 9 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: R

Director: Dave Meyers

Runtime: 84 minutes

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Psychological, Survival, Thriller

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

Jump Scare Times

00:01:18 – The rabbit gets runover by a car.

00:05:37 – The car skids as they brake to avoid a man standing in the road.

00:15:42 – John suddenly turns toward Grace in the back seat.

00:16:54 – John hits the windshield hard when Jim suddenly slams on the brakes.

00:20:02 – A hand smashes through the car window, grabbing Jim.

00:47:52 – The police officer is shot in the head.

00:58:39 – John suddenly grabs Grace while in bed.

01:04:57 – Jim is pulled in half by the truck.

01:12:58 – John slits the police officer’s throat.

01:14:33 – A bloodied hand grabs Grace as she looks in the back of the van.

(Major jump scares in bold)

Watch with subtitles that warn you about jump scares! Download the .srt file of the jump scares in The Hitcher. [More info]

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