Jump Scares in Under the Shadow (2016)

Under the Shadow (2016) screenshot
Under the Shadow (2016) screenshot
Under the Shadow (2016) screenshot
Under the Shadow (2016) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 9 jump scares in Under the Shadow, which has a jump scare rating of 3.5.

Jump Scare Rating: After a slow start, Under The Shadow has a large number of jump scares in the second half. The window scene at 48:19 in particular is extremely effective and will likely cause most viewers to jump.

Synopsis: Set in Tehran during the Iran-Iraq War, a mother and daughter find their apartment block haunted by an evil entity after a missile hits their building.

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Jump Scares: 9 (4 major, 5 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: PG13

Director: Babak Anvari

Runtime: 84 minutes

Netflix (US): Yes

Tags: Foreign, Haunted House / Building, Low Budget

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

Jump Scare Times

00:19:55 – A sudden scene change to toast popping out of a toaster might startle some viewers.

00:26:32 – There is a second explosion (much louder and more violent than the initial one).

00:48:19 – During a dream sequence a hand suddenly breaks through the window in front of Shideh.

00:48:50 – A figure moves past in the reflection of the window.

01:04:00 – Shideh looks through the peep hole in the door and sees a figure pass quickly through the hallway.

01:04:11 – Shideh sees a floating figure on the stairs.

01:08:31 – The floating spectre suddenly appears close to the camera.

01:15:57 – “Dorsa” looks up to reveal it is not her but an entity with a large set of teeth.

01:17:13 – The floating spectre suddenly grabs Dorsa.

(Major jump scares in bold)

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

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