Jump Scares In The Purge (2013)

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

Director: James DeMonaco

Runtime: 85 minutes

MPAA Rating: R

IMDb: 5.6/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 38%

Netflix (US): No

Jump Scares:  12 (1 major, 11 minor)

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

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

Jump Scare Times

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

58:59 – A window is broken.

1:01:17 – A member of the masked gang appears in front of Max. [Video]

1:04:54 – Another purger bursts through a window and attacks James.

1:06:00 – The gang leader appears and stabs James.

1:08:10 – A purger appears in a doorway and screams at Mary.

(Major scares in bold)

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