See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 11 jump scares in The Skeleton Key, which has a jump scare rating of 3.0.
Jump Scare Rating: A few significant scares in the first half of the movie, generally involving “false-alarms” where a harmless character appears suddenly.
Synopsis: Caroline, a nurse, becomes involved in a supernatural mystery involving a plantation house owned by Ben and Violet Devereaux, an elderly couple that Caroline has recently begun working for.
Director: Iain Softley
Runtime: 104 minutes
Jump Scare Times
00:12:52 – Caroline is surprised by a woman with milky eyes.
00:13:17 – Caroline turns around and almost walks into a man standing behind her. [Video]
00:15:13 – Ben grabs Caroline around the wrist.
00:22:34 – The door to the attic slams shut.
00:23:04 – Violet steps out in front of Caroline. [Video]
00:34:14 – Caroline bumps into something, she turns around quickly and sees a hanging Hoodoo doll. [Video]
00:42:04 – A flower-pot breaks as it is dropped to the floor.
00:58:03 – There is a loud clap of thunder while Caroline is performing the ritual on Ben.
01:21:44 – Luke comes up behind Caroline and attempts to strangle her with some cord.
01:25:20 – Violet lifts a sheet to reveal Ben who is holding some garden shears.
01:26:49 – Violet opens a door and appears in front of Caroline.
(Major jump scares in bold)
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