Jump Scares in Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994)

Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994) screenshot
Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994) screenshot
Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994) screenshot
Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 11 jump scares in Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, which has a jump scare rating of 2.5.

Jump Scare Rating: New Nightmare is on par with earlier movies in the franchise in terms of jump scares. Two scares in the middle section: Freddy’s tongue coming out of the phone and Freddy appearing in the closet are quite effective.

Synopsis: Heather Langenkamp, who played the part of Nancy in the previous Nightmare on Elm Street movies begins to wonder if Freddy Krueger might not be just a fictional character after experiencing horrifying dreams and mysterious phone calls.

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Jump Scares: 11 (2 major, 9 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: R

Director: Wes Craven

Runtime: 112 minutes

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Slasher

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

Jump Scare Times

00:02:24 – Chase startles Dylan with a fake crocodile head popping out of a popcorn box.

00:03:10 – The electronic Freddy claw suddenly cut one of Chase’s fingers.

00:03:26 – The Freddy claw attaches itself to one of the workers.

00:09:08 – A large crack appears in the bedroom wall.

00:15:02 – A man opens the limousine door beside Heather.

00:30:48 – Freddy’s claw bursts through the car seat cover and attacks Chase.

00:37:13 – Heather looks down into the hole and sees Freddy taking Dylan away.

00:54:40 – Freddy’s tongue comes out of the telephone and licks Nancy. [Video]

01:08:00 – Freddy suddenly appears out of the closet. [Video]

01:25:38 – John appears in Nancy’s kitchen.

01:35:23 – Dylan runs up behind Heather and grabs her as she reads the script.

(Major jump scares in bold)

Watch with subtitles that warn you about jump scares! Download the .srt file of the jump scares in Wes Craven’s New Nightmare. [More info]

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