Jump Scares in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) screenshot
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) screenshot
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) screenshot
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 16 jump scares in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, which has a jump scare rating of 3.0.

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.

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

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Jump Scares: 16 (1 major, 15 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: R

Director: Marcus Nispel

Runtime: 98 minutes

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Slasher

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

Jump Scare Times

00:07:07 – The group almost hit a person walking on the road with their van.

00:21:05 – A silhouette walks past the camera from inside the building.

00:22:22 – The group open a door and a possum is inside.

00:29:41 – Another silhouette walks past the camera while the legless man is being picked up.

00:32:09 – One of the members of the group gets attacked from behind.

00:39:23 – Morgan puts his arm into a car that then gets stuck.

00:44:26 – Andy and Erin rotate to see Leatherface behind them holding a chainsaw.

00:46:41 – Erin tries to start the van and the sheriff appears by the van’s window.

00:59:07 – A chainsaw breaks through the back of the car.

00:59:30 – The chainsaw cuts through the roof of the car.

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

01:12:08 – Erin sees Morgan in a bath but as she approaches he jumps upwards.

01:12:53 – Leatherface appears at the top of the stairs with his chainsaw.

01:17:41 – Hands reach through the wall behind Erin and grab her.

01:20:40 – As Erin climbs underneath an opening in a door, Leatherface appears from behind and grabs her leg. [Video]

01:31:27 – Leatherface slices Erin’s car while she is driving along the road.

(Major jump scares in bold)

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