Jump Scares in The Purge (2013)

The Purge (2013) screenshot
The Purge (2013) screenshot
The Purge (2013) screenshot
The Purge (2013) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 12 jump scares in The Purge, which has a jump scare rating of 3.0.

Jump Scare Rating: Several jump scares throughout however The Purge lacks the required build up tension and atmosphere to make any of them memorable.

Synopsis: The wealthy Sandin family face a tense night during the Purge, an annual 12 hour period where all crime is deemed legal.

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Jump Scares: 12 (1 major, 11 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: R

Director: James DeMonaco

Runtime: 85 minutes

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Home Invasion

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

Jump Scare Times

00:10:22 – Mary closes the fridge door to reveal Max standing behind it.

00:18:53 – Henry puts his hand over Zoey’s mouth.

00:38:06 – James bumps into something while searching the house.

00:38:25 – There is some loud banging on the door.

00:39:38 – James briefly glimpses the outline of someone.

00:47:19 – Zoey’s face pops up in front of the camera on Max’s remote controlled car.

00:48:15 – James sees the stranger holding a gun to Zoey’s head.

00:58:59 – A window is broken.

01:01:17 – A member of the masked gang appears in front of Max. [Video]

01:04:54 – Another purger bursts through a window and attacks James.

01:06:00 – The gang leader appears and stabs James.

01:08:10 – A purger appears in a doorway and screams at Mary.

(Major jump scares in bold)

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

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