Jump Scares in The Legend of Hell House (1973)

The Legend of Hell House (1973) screenshot
The Legend of Hell House (1973) screenshot
The Legend of Hell House (1973) screenshot
The Legend of Hell House (1973) screenshot
The Legend of Hell House (1973) screenshot
The Legend of Hell House (1973) screenshot
The Legend of Hell House (1973) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 8 jump scares in The Legend of Hell House, which has a jump scare rating of 1.5.

Jump Scare Rating: The movie prefers to rely heavily on atmosphere and clever camera angles as the vehicle to convey its horror, however there are several minor jump scares, particularly towards the end. None of which should be especially frightful.

Synopsis: Twenty years ago, an operation that was meant to exorcize a haunted mansion ended in failure, with only one out of the four team members surviving the ordeal sane and alive. Now, an eccentric millionaire seeks to finish the mission, hiring on a physicist, with his wife accompanying him, and two mediums; one of whom is the survivor of Hell House.

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Jump Scares: 8 (8 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: PG

Director: John Hough

Runtime: 95 minutes

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

Jump Scare Times

00:27:41 – After the ectoplasm envelops the jar, it disappears in a crack, startling Mrs. Barrett and Ms. Tanner.

00:31:18 – Dr. Barrett’s teacup shatters in his hand.

00:53:35 – Mr. Fischer jerks up and starts to scream directly at the camera.

00:58:11 – Ms. Tanner comes across the black cat’s mangled body in the shower, accompanied with a loud sound effect.

01:12:25 – Belasco’s spirit roars and lights up the stained glass window behind the crucifix, startling Ms. Tanner.

01:13:18 – The crucifix falls on Ms. Tanner, critically injuring her.

01:19:22 – Mr. Barrett’s equipment suddenly blows up in his face, injuring him.

01:29:58 – The stained glass window shatters after a long closeup on Mr. Fischer’s face.

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