Jump Scares in The Strangers (2008)

The Strangers (2008) screenshot
The Strangers (2008) screenshot
The Strangers (2008) screenshot
The Strangers (2008) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 16 jump scares in The Strangers, which has a jump scare rating of 4.5.

Jump Scare Rating: From the 20 minute mark onwards this movie is full of jump scares. Many of these are in the form of loud banging noises however there are also many significant jump scares. Easily frightened people should probably avoid.

Synopsis: After returning from a wedding reception, a young couple are terrorized by a group of mysterious masked people.

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Jump Scares: 16 (4 major, 12 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: R

Director: Bryan Bertino

Runtime: 86 minutes

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Home Invasion, Slasher, High Jump Scare

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

Jump Scare Times

00:27:09 – There is a very loud bang on the door, followed by some rattling and clanking noises over the next few minutes.

00:28:53 – Kristen opens the curtains and sees a masked man in the window. [Video]

00:29:27 – Kristen peeks behind the door and sees a dolls mask.

00:35:09 – A hand comes into view from behind James while he is in car.

00:37:30 – Kristen grabs James as he steps back inside the house. [Video]

00:40:56 – There is a loud bang on the bedroom window followed by several more over the next few seconds.

00:41:59 – James is standing in front of the door when a loud bang is heard.

00:44:39 – A rock is thrown through Mike’s wind-shield.

00:47:52 – James shoots Mike with a shotgun.

00:56:24 – A metallic noise is heard while Kristen is in the shed.

00:57:49 – There are several loud clattering and banging noises over the next minute or so.

00:58:44 – A masked woman appears from behind the table.

01:05:37 – The masked woman suddenly appears in front of Kristen while she is hiding. [Video]

01:08:49 – The masked man grabs Kristen as she walks into the hallway.

01:09:43 – Kristen screams as she is dragged away.

01:16:19 – Kristen screams and grabs onto one of the Mormon boys. [Video]

(Major jump scares in bold)

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

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