See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 9 jump scares in The Purge: Election Year, which has a jump scare rating of 2.5.
Jump Scare Rating: Much like the second movie in the franchise, The Purge: Election Year plays out more like an action/thriller than horror movie. The jump scares are less pronounced than in either of the previous movies and occur mainly in the middle third of the film.
Synopsis: Set several years after the events of The Purge: Anarchy, Leo Barnes now works as security detail for a presidential candidate who vows to eliminate the annual Purge event.
Director: James DeMonaco
Runtime: 105 minutes
Netflix (US): No
Jump Scare Times
00:10:25 – A man wearing a purge mask jumps out in front of a woman walking down the street.
00:23:22 – A man appears right beside the ambulance window which startles Laney.
00:30:49 – A close up of several men being suddenly shot in the head may startle some viewers.
00:41:18 – An apparently dead man lying on a car jumps up and attacks Leo.
00:55:17 – There is gunfire from outside the ambulance.
00:56:20 – The ambulance is shot at by a helicopter.
01:16:12 – A truck slams into the ambulance.
01:16:42 – An unseen person pulls Roan out of the ambulance.
01:28:39 – Leo stabs a man in the back.
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