Jump Scares in The Orphanage (2007)

The Orphanage (2007) screenshot
The Orphanage (2007) screenshot
The Orphanage (2007) screenshot
The Orphanage (2007) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 6 jump scares in The Orphanage, which has a jump scare rating of 1.5.

Jump Scare Rating: Relies on atmosphere rather than jump scares however the bus scene that occurs 45 minutes in does contain a significant and somewhat unexpected jump scare.

Synopsis: Laura, her husband, and adopted son Simón, move into an old orphanage with the intention of re-opening it. When Simón disappears in mysterious circumstances, Laura begins to uncover the truth around the history of the orphanage.

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Jump Scares: 6 (2 major, 4 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: R

Director: J.A. Bayona

Runtime: 105 minutes

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

Jump Scare Times

00:38:59 – There is a loud crash as Laura listens against the wall.

00:45:42 – A presumably dead Benigna grabs Laura’s arm. [Video]

01:08:31 – A window slides shut suddenly and breaks.

01:24:38 – A child’s hand grabs Laura from behind. [Video]

01:26:04 – A hand slams the door closed.

01:27:59 – A shadow flies past Laura as she walks down the stairs.

(Major jump scares in bold)

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

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