Jump Scares In The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)

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Synopsis: In the small town of Texarkana where a serial killer terrorized townsfolk 65 years ago, a series of new killings raises fears of a copycat killer.

Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

Runtime: 86 minutes

MPAA Rating: R

IMDb: 5.6/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 70%

Netflix (US): No

Jump Scares:  8 (2 major, 6 minor)

Jump Scare Rating: The Town That Dreaded Sundown is not overly reliant on jump scares although one at 20:39, and another at 1:07:52 are well executed.

WARNING: The following may contain spoilers

Jump Scare Times

7:13 – A masked man breaks the window of Corey’s car as he is about to drive off.

20:39 – A severed head is slammed into a window. [Video]

38:48 – There is a loud gun shot.

43:13 – Johnny is hit over the head as he tries to escape.

54:16 – A close up shot of a man’s face as he is shot in the eye may startle some viewers.

55:30 – A woman looks up while crawling through a wheat field and sees a scarecrow.

1:06:41 – Jami sees a bloodied face lying beside her in bed.

1:07:52 – The killer’s masked face suddenly appears on the screen, accompanied by a sound effect. [Video]

(Major scares in bold)

Download a .srt file of the jump scares in The Town That Dreaded Sundown [more info].