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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.

Director: Babak Anvari

Runtime: 84 minutes

MPAA Rating: PG-13

IMDb: 7.0/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 99%

Netflix (US): Yes

Tags: Foreign, Haunted House / Building, Low Budget

Jump Scares:  9 (4 major, 5 minor)

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.

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

Jump Scare Times

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

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

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

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

1:04:00 – Shideh looks through the peep hole in the door and sees a figure pass quickly through the hallway.

1:04:11 – Shideh sees a floating figure on the stairs.

1:08:31 – The floating spectre suddenly appears close to the camera.

1:15:57 – “Dorsa” looks up to reveal it is not her but an entity with a large set of teeth.

1:17:13 – The floating spectre suddenly grabs Dorsa.

(Major scares in bold)

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

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