Jump Scares In TV Shows

Our television section is still in the early stages of development. The initial focus will be on television programs with a horror or thriller element that one might reasonably expect to find jump scares.

We have split each show into seasons and, like the movie section, we have given an overall star rating between 1 and 5 to indicate how “jumpy” we feel the season is. 0 or 1 stars indicates a season almost completely free of jump scares while a 4 or 5 star rating suggests heavy jump scares throughout.

Television SeriesYearEpisodesRotten
Jump Scares
Per Episode
Jump Scare
American Horror Story: Apocalypse2018986%No182.0twostar 2
American Horror Story: Asylum20121384%Yes151.2twostar 2
American Horror Story: Coven20131383%Yes120.9One Star 1
American Horror Story: Cult20171172%No212.1 2.5
American Horror Story: Murder House20111274%Yes292.4threestar 3
American Horror Story: Roanoke20161075%No404.0threeandahalfstar 3.5
Ash vs Evil Dead (Season 1)20151098%No404.0fourstar 4
Black Mirror (Season 1)20113100%Yes00 0
Black Mirror (Season 2)20133100%Yes10.3 0.5
Black Mirror (Season 3)2016693%Yes81.3 1.5
Black Mirror (Season 4)2017693%Yes10.2 0.5
Castle Rock (Season 1)20181086%No131.3twostar 2
Dark (Season 1)20171083%Yes70.7 0.5
Penny Dreadful (Season 1)2014879%Yes121.5twostar 2
Stranger Things (Season 1)2016896%Yes192.4threestar 3
Stranger Things (Season 2)2017993%Yes394.3threestar 3
Stranger Things (Season 3)2019889%Yes212.6 2.5
The Exorcist (Season 1)20161078%No272.7threestar 3
The Exorcist (Season 2)201710100%No212.5threestar 3
The Haunting of Hill House (Season 1)20181090%Yes272.7threestar 3