Jump Scares in The Skeleton Key (2005)

The Skeleton Key (2005) screenshot
The Skeleton Key (2005) screenshot
The Skeleton Key (2005) screenshot
The Skeleton Key (2005) screenshot

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.

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Jump Scares: 11 (3 major, 8 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: PG13

Director: Iain Softley

Runtime: 104 minutes

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

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)

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

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