Jump Scares In The Skeleton Key (2005)

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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

MPAA Rating: PG-13

IMDb: 6.5/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 38%

Netflix (US): No

Jump Scares:  11 (3 major, 8 minor)

Jump Scare Rating: A few significant scares in the first half of the movie, generally involving “false-alarms” where a harmless character appears suddenly.

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

Jump Scare Times

12:52 – Caroline is surprised by a woman with milky eyes.

13:17 – Caroline turns around and almost walks into a man standing behind her. [Video]

15:13 – Ben grabs Caroline around the wrist.

22:34 – The door to the attic slams shut.

23:04 – Violet steps out in front of Caroline. [Video]

34:14 – Caroline bumps into something, she turns around quickly and sees a hanging Hoodoo doll. [Video]

42:04 – A flower-pot breaks as it is dropped to the floor.

58:03 – There is a loud clap of thunder while Caroline is performing the ritual on Ben.

1:21:44 – Luke comes up behind Caroline and attempts to strangle her with some cord.

1:25:20 – Violet lifts a sheet to reveal Ben who is holding some garden shears.

1:26:49 – Violet opens a door and appears in front of Caroline.

(Major scares in bold)

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