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Synopsis: A troubled detective must track down a serial killer who uses a snowman as a calling card.

Director: Tomas Alfredson

Runtime: 119 minutes

MPAA Rating: R

IMDb: 5.1/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 7%

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Book Adaptation, Crime

Jump Scares:  9 (0 major, 9 minor)

Jump Scare Rating: There are a few minor jump scares mainly in the second half however the snowman element simply isn’t scary and the incoherent plot and sloppy editing get in the way of creating any genuinely suspenseful moments.

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

Jump Scare Times

9:35 – The sound of hissing air startles Harry.

19:34 – A snowball hits a window while a woman is reading a book in bed.

45:57 – Accompanied by a sound effect, the killers hand appears in view behind Sylvia.

1:11:24 – A man’s head is blown off (with graphic results).

1:19:49 – Katrine attacks Harry.

1:32:44 – The killer grabs Katrine while she is on the bed.

1:38:08 – A young girl bangs on the car window and yells “Dad”.

1:50:35 – The scene suddenly cuts to a snowman accompanied by a sound effect.

1:51:17 – There is a loud gunshot immediately after Harry yells “come on”.

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