Jump Scares In Viral (2016)

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Synopsis: A young woman tries to protect her infected sister after her town is put into quarantine following the outbreak of a parasitic worm infection that turns people into aggressive zombies.

Director: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman

Runtime: 85 minutes

MPAA Rating: R

IMDb: 5.5/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 50%

Netflix (US): No

Jump Scares:  20 (3 major, 17 minor)

Jump Scare Rating: Viral makes liberal use of the jump scare sound effect even in scenes where nothing particularly scary happens on screen. Most of the scares are predictable by the viewer however the sheer number of them may put off those who are bothered by jump scares.

WARNING: The following may contain spoilers

Jump Scare Times

2:35 – A daydreaming Emma is interrupted by Gracie who appears in front of her.

16:36 – Gracie coughs blood onto a boy.

20:11 – A helicopter flies overhead startling Emma.

23:36 – Emma looks through the letterbox flap and sees a figure move past the front door.

24:08 – During a tense scene Stacey’s boyfriend jumps out at Emma (as a joke).

35:11 – Emma watches through a hole in the wall as a girl is attacked by an infected person.

35:27 – The infected boy appears in front of the peephole.

36:08 – A loud bang startles Stacey and Emma.

45:53 – Bright lights appear in front of Emma and Stacey as they drive down a dark road.

51:06 – Emma looks through the peephole on the front door and sees Evan’s father (who is now infected).

51:39 – A figure moves past the window.

52:00 – There is a loud bang from outside the house.

52:08 – Evan’s father bursts through a window.

53:44 – There is a gunshot (followed by another approximately 15 seconds later).

1:02:10 – Stacey grabs CJ and pulls him towards the opening in the wall.

1:03:59 – Stacey’s hand reaches out to grab the plate of food.

1:08:45 – Stacey wakes up as Emma attempts to pull the worm out.

1:15:50 – Evan shines the torch into a room full of infected people.

1:16:26 – An infected person lunges at Emma and Evan as they are running away.

1:18:09 – An infected person punches a hole through the door.

(Major scares in bold)

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