Jump Scares In The Meg (2018)

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Synopsis: Rescue diver Jonas Taylor is called on to save a group of scientists trapped deep in the Pacific Ocean where a giant prehistoric shark lurks.

Director: Jon Turteltaub

Runtime: 113 minutes

MPAA Rating: PG-13

IMDb: 5.7/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 46%

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Book Adaptation, Shark

Jump Scares:  18 (0 major, 18 minor)

Jump Scare Rating: The sudden appearance of the shark results in numerous jump scares although most lack any real bite.

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

Jump Scare Times

2:21 – There is a loud bang after someone says “Jonas, there’s something outside the ship”.

21:44 – There is a loud noise as the sub is hit.

32:51 – As Suyin starts counting down something slams into the glider.

33:25 – A tentacle suddenly lands on the glider startling Suyin.

46:27 – The Megalodon bites into the glass startling Meiying.

47:32 – A whale bangs into the window in front of Mac.

47:46 – The Megalodon suddenly attacks the whale.

54:04 – Jonas submerges once more and the shark is now swimming directly in front of him.

58:58 – A shark bumps into the tank that Suyin is in.

59:42 – The Megalodon rams the tank.

1:00:11 – The Megalodon rams the tank once more.

1:06:32 – As The Wall leans in to the shark carcass for a picture, the carcass suddenly moves and he falls overboard.

1:07:42 – The Megalodon jumps out of the water and swallows The Wall.

1:23:07 – Morris leans out of the boat to look at the carcass and is startled when a man jumps down beside him.

1:24:06 – Morris briefly rests on the carcass of the dead whale before the Megalodon appears and eats him.

1:31:39 – The shark lunges out of the water and attacks the group of beach swimmers.

1:34:10 – The Megalodon suddenly appears in front of Jonas.

1:37:04 – A loud splash startles DJ and Meiying.

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