Jump Scares In The Thing (1982)

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Synopsis: A group of American scientists based in Antarctica fall victim to a shape-shifting extraterrestrial organism that assumes the appearance of the people it kills.

Director: John Carpenter

Runtime: 109 minutes

MPAA Rating: R

IMDb: 8.2/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 80%

Netflix (US): No

Jump Scares:  7 (1 major, 6 minor)

Jump Scare Rating: Tense and claustrophobic, The Thing contains a handful of solid jump scares.

WARNING: The following may contain spoilers

Jump Scare Times

29:39 – A dog leaps out at Clark.

1:05:37 – Something moves past a doorway in front of Fuchs.

1:13:37 – Norris and Nauls attack MacReady from behind.

1:15:22 – Copper attempts to defibrillate Norris when a giant hole opens in Norris’s chest. [Video]

1:22:58 – Palmer’s blood has a violent reaction when MacReady tests it with the copper wire.

1:35:41 – Blair appears behind Garry.

1:37:39 – The ground begins to erupt in front of MacReady.

(Major scares in bold)

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