Jump Scares in The Thing (2011)

The Thing (2011) screenshot
The Thing (2011) screenshot
The Thing (2011) screenshot
The Thing (2011) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 7 jump scares in The Thing, which has a jump scare rating of 2.5.

Jump Scare Rating: Some jump scares, mainly in the last 30 minutes, however the remake of The Thing is much less “jumpy” than most modern horror movies.

Synopsis: A team of Norwegian and American scientists investigate the discovery of a mysterious alien life form in Antarctica.

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Jump Scares: 7 (1 major, 6 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: R

Director: Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.

Runtime: 103 minutes

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Body Horror, Extraterrestrial Life, Sci-Fi, Survival

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

Jump Scare Times

00:24:44 – Lars scares Derek by shouting “boo” from behind him.

00:25:07 – The creature suddenly escapes from the block of ice. [Video]

00:28:55 – One of The Thing’s tentacles shoots out and impales Henrik.

01:06:17 – As Lars enters a building, he is grabbed by something and pulled inside.

01:16:20 – A miniature “Thing” jumps at Kate.

01:18:11 – The Thing bursts through a window in front of Carter.

01:29:58 – One of The Thing’s tentacles suddenly lashes out at Kate as she inches towards the grenade.

(Major jump scares in bold)

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

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