Jump Scares In The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

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Synopsis: A group of people find themselves under attack by a chainsaw-wielding killer and his family.

Director: Marcus Nispel

Runtime: 98 minutes

MPAA Rating: R

IMDb: 6.2/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 36%

Netflix (US): No

Jump Scares: 16 (1 major, 15 minor)

Jump Scare Rating: Quite a few predictable jumpscares are positioned throughout the film although only one at the 1 hour 20 min mark stands out.

WARNING: The following may contain spoilers

Jump Scare Times

7:07 – The group almost hit a person walking on the road with their van.

21:05 – A silhouette walks past the camera from inside the building.

22:22 – The group open a door and a possum is inside.

29:41 – Another silhouette walks past the camera while the legless man is being picked up.

32:09 – One of the members of the group gets attacked from behind.

39:23 – Morgan puts his arm into a car that then gets stuck.

44:26 – Andy and Erin rotate to see Leatherface behind them holding a chainsaw.

46:41 – Erin tries to start the van and the sheriff appears by the van’s window.

59:07 – A chainsaw breaks through the back of the car.

59:30 – The chainsaw cuts through the roof of the car.

1:01:22 – Erin is grabbed from behind while sitting outside a caravan.

1:12:08 – Erin sees Morgan in a bath but as she approaches he jumps upwards.

1:12:53 – Leatherface appears at the top of the stairs with his chainsaw.

1:17:41 – Hands reach through the wall behind Erin and grab her.

1:20:40 – As Erin climbs underneath an opening in a door, Leatherface appears from behind and grabs her leg. [Video]

1:31:27 – Leatherface slices Erin’s car while she is driving along the road.

(Major scares in bold)

Download a .srt file of the jump scares in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre [more info].