Jump Scares In Tremors (1990)

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Synopsis: Friends Val and Earl find themselves trapped in the town of Perfection, Nevada, after the town is attacked by strange underground creatures.

Director: Ron Underwood

Runtime: 96 minutes

MPAA Rating: PG-13

IMDb: 7.1/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 84%

Netflix (US): No

Jump Scares:  16 (0 major, 16 minor)

Jump Scare Rating: Several instances of the creatures coming out of the ground could be construed as jump scares however the predictability of these moments, and the overall campy nature of the film makes most of these scenes easy to handle.

WARNING: The following may contain spoilers

Jump Scare Times

15:24 – A farmer is pulled into the ground by an unseen entity.

17:10 – Val lifts a hat off the ground and Fred’s head is underneath it.

24:10 – The generator suddenly pops out of the ground.

24:41 – Jim is attacked by one of the snakes.

26:06 – There is a loud noise and the car begins to shake.

32:59 – A giant snake like creature comes out of the ground.

39:51 – A snake attacks the piece of wood Val is hitting the ground with.

48:28 – The giant snake surfaces just in front of a group of people.

50:07 – The pogo stick pops up out of the ground.

53:32 – The snake bursts through the floor of the store.

54:01 – Another snake bursts through the floor.

59:09 – A snake comes through the wall of Burt and Heather’s house.

1:05:08 – Nestor is dragged underground by one of the creatures.

1:08:19 – The building begins to cave in suddenly.

1:12:38 – One of the snake heads comes out of the water and screeches at Rhonda.

1:26:00 – The remaining snake bursts out of the ground in front of Val and Earl.

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