Jump Scares in The Shallows (2016)

The Shallows (2016) screenshot
The Shallows (2016) screenshot
The Shallows (2016) screenshot
The Shallows (2016) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 9 jump scares in The Shallows, which has a jump scare rating of 2.5.

Jump Scare Rating: Some tension generated through dark music and ominous underwater shots in the early parts of the film. The actual jump scares however are few and far between and all but the most nervous viewers will be able to watch The Shallows without much difficulty.

Synopsis: After the death of her mother, Nancy, a young Texan woman, travels to an isolated beach in Mexico to surf where she is attacked by a great white shark.

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Jump Scares: 9 (1 major, 8 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: PG13

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra

Runtime: 86 minutes

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Shark, Survival

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

Jump Scare Times

00:01:56 – A shark lunges at the camera.

00:21:30 – A dolphin jumps out of the water in front of Nancy.

00:24:03 – The shark grabs Nancy and pulls her underwater as she tries to get back on her surfboard.

00:47:51 – The shark leaps out of the water and grabs a surfer.

00:48:35 – A broken surfboard pops out of the water in front of Nancy.

00:48:59 – A man tries to climb onto the rock that Nancy is stranded on.

00:55:25 – Nancy turns around to see the shark leap out of the water and attempt to bite her.

01:11:05 – The shark rams the buoy.

01:13:42 – The shark bites the buoy from underneath the water.

(Major jump scares in bold)

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

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