Jump Scares in The Prowler (1981)

The Prowler (1981) screenshot
The Prowler (1981) screenshot
The Prowler (1981) screenshot
The Prowler (1981) screenshot
The Prowler (1981) screenshot
The Prowler (1981) screenshot
The Prowler (1981) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 23 jump scares in The Prowler, which has a jump scare rating of 4.5.

Jump Scare Rating: Many jump scares througout the movie, probably the most significant one at the 75 minute mark. Feint hearted people should avoid this movie

Synopsis: 35 years after the murders in Avalon, California, the mysterious Masked prowler is terrorizing the area again.

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Jump Scares: 23 (5 major, 18 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: R

Director: Joseph Zito

Runtime: 88 minutes

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Slasher, High Jump Scare

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

Jump Scare Times

00:08:48 – The Prowler appears behind Rosemary and Roy, impaling them.

00:20:07 – While walking backwards, Pam bumps into Mark.

00:21:32 – Carl opens that shower door, startling Sherry.

00:22:34 – The Prowler grabs Carls neck, and stabs him in the head.

00:30:23 – Accompanied by sound effect, Pam sees the the Prowler.

00:30:41 – A few sightings of the Prowler over the next 40 seconds, might startle some viewers (with sound effect).

00:31:44 – While running, a Chatman grabs Pam’s arm.

00:32:12 – Pam runs into Mark.

00:38:34 – The camera suddenly shifts over on the Prowler.

00:39:52 – Once again, camera suddenly shifts over on the Prowler.

00:49:40 – While swimming, the Prowler appears in front of Lisa.

00:50:24 – In the pool, the Prowler jumps up behind Lisa, killing her.

00:54:11 – The Prowler (hiding in a tree) grabs Allison (while running), and stabs her.

01:01:33 – Chatham appears outside the car window, Scaring Pam.

01:02:50 – Mark opens a coffin, revealing Lisa’s Body.

01:11:10 – The camera abruptly shifts over on the Prowler, taking a knife out of the pocket.

01:13:06 – The lamp turns off.

01:13:46 – The Prowler appears behind Mark.

01:14:08 – The lights in the living room turn on (with sound effect).

01:15:15 – A corpse falls down inside the fireplace.

01:15:25 – Prowler appears in front of the camera, holding a rose.

01:20:45 – Seemingly dead, The Prowler leaps up, and shoots Otto.

01:24:27 – In the shower, Carl’s arm lashes out at Pam, grabbing her.

(Major jump scares in bold)

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