Jump Scares In The Orphanage (2007)

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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.

Director: J.A. Bayona

Runtime: 105 minutes

MPAA Rating: R

IMDb: 7.5/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 87%

Netflix (US): No

Jump Scares: 6 (2 Major, 4 Minor)

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.

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

Jump Scare Times

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

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

1:08:31 – A window slides shut suddenly and breaks.

1:24:38 – A child’s hand grabs Laura from behind. [Video]

1:26:04 – A hand slams the door closed.

1:27:59 – A shadow flies past Laura as she walks down the stairs.

(Major scares in bold)

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