See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 27 jump scares in The Messengers, which has a jump scare rating of 4.5.
Jump Scare Rating: Jarring flashbacks, loud noises in quiet scenes, and the sudden appearance of ghosts makes for a movie that is extremely heavy on jump scares. Loud sound effects and musical notes are added to many of these scares in an attempt to enhance them.
Synopsis: Ominous events occur after the Solomon family move into a house with a dark past
Director: Danny Pang, Oxide Chun Pang
Runtime: 90 minutes
Jump Scare Times
00:03:21 – Accompanied by a sound effect a hand reaches out towards the camera.
00:09:50 – Accompanied by a sound effect, the silhoutte of a bird moves past a window behind Jess.
00:10:08 – As Jess looks through the window we get a quick cut to a closeup of the bird as it flies past the window once more.
00:11:23 – As Jess reaches out to pick up the toy tractor it suddenly moves towards her and a sound effect plays.
00:14:33 – A shadow moves past screen.
00:15:59 – Some ghostly legs can briefly be seen under a sheet as Denise makes the bed.
00:31:09 – An apparently dead bird suddenly squawks and flies away as Jess prods it with a piece of wood.
00:37:28 – The stairs suddenly collapse and several ghostly screams can be heard over the next minute or so.
00:38:58 – Ghostly hands reach out and grab Jess.
00:39:22 – There is a sudden transition from a quiet scene back to Jess being held back by the ghostly hands.
00:39:41 – John taps on the window.
00:39:58 – Accompanied by a sound effect, the camera suddenly zooms out.
00:45:56 – A shadowy figure moves past the screen.
00:51:28 – There is a loud bang.
00:52:08 – Ghostly hands grab Jess once more.
00:52:17 – The ghost grabs Jess around the ankle.
00:54:00 – A short, jarring flashback might startle some viewers.
00:57:08 – Accompanied by a sound effect, a figure walks past the screen.
01:00:02 – After staring at Jess for several seconds, the ghost suddenly lunges at her.
01:11:36 – There are a couple more sharp flashback cuts.
01:12:24 – Accompanied by a sound effect, Denise runs into John.
01:13:59 – The door slams shut on Jess and Bobby.
01:14:40 – The door bangs loudly as Jess approaches it.
01:14:47 – John smashes into the door from the other side causing Jess and Bobby to flee.
01:16:40 – The pitchfork comes through the door, narrowly missing Jess.
01:19:08 – John suddenly stabs Roy in the back.
01:21:09 – A hand comes out of the mud to grab Jess around the ankle.
(Major jump scares in bold)
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