Jump Scares In The Howling (1981)

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Synopsis: After suffering a nervous breakdown live on television, presenter Karen White is sent to a remote mountain resort to recuperate however the locals are not all they seem.

Director: Joe Dante

Runtime: 91 minutes

MPAA Rating: R

IMDb: 6.6/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 66%

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Werewolf

Jump Scares:  10 (0 major, 10 minor)

Jump Scare Rating: There is a steady stream of jump scares from the 35 minute mark to the end however they are fairly tame by modern standards.

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

Jump Scare Times

15:45 – A dog jumps up at a window that Terry is looking out of.

37:20 – There is a gunshot and some glass breaks (during a flashback).

37:34 – An abrupt scene change accompanied by a loud gunshot may startle some viewers.

42:25 – A werewolf jumps out from behind Bill.

55:09 – Accompanied by a loud sound effect, Terry walks into a bone hanging from the roof.

58:22 – A werewolf hand breaks through some wood paneling to grab Terry.

1:03:45 – A werewolf hand reaches out to grab the files from Terry.

1:07:02 – As Karen backs away from the door, a man suddenly jumps out behind her from under a sheet.

1:11:25 – There is a loud bang on Karen’s car as she gets into it.

1:16:23 – The window that Chris is standing in front of suddenly breaks.

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