Jump Scares In The Thing (2011)

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

Director: Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.

Runtime: 103 minutes

MPAA Rating: R

IMDb: 6.2/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 35%

Netflix (US): No

Jump Scares:  7 (1 major, 6 minor)

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.

WARNING: The following may contain spoilers

Jump Scare Times

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

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

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

1:06:17 – As Lars enters a building, he is grabbed by something and pulled inside.

1:16:20 – A miniature “Thing” jumps at Kate.

1:18:11 – The Thing bursts through a window in front of Carter.

1:29:58 – One of The Thing’s tentacles suddenly lashes out at Kate as she inches towards the grenade.

(Major scares in bold)

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