Jump Scares In The Purge: Election Year (2016)

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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

MPAA Rating: R

IMDb: 6.0/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 55%

Netflix (US): No

Jump Scares:  9 (0 major, 9 minor)

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.

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

Jump Scare Times

10:25 – A man wearing a purge mask jumps out in front of a woman walking down the street.

23:22 – A man appears right beside the ambulance window which startles Laney.

30:49 – A close up of several men being suddenly shot in the head may startle some viewers.

41:18 – An apparently dead man lying on a car jumps up and attacks Leo.

55:17 – There is gunfire from outside the ambulance.

56:20 – The ambulance is shot at by a helicopter.

1:16:12 – A truck slams into the ambulance.

1:16:42 – An unseen person pulls Roan out of the ambulance.

1:28:39 – Leo stabs a man in the back.

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