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

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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.

Director: Wes Craven

Runtime: 112 minutes

MPAA Rating: R

IMDb: 6.4/10 Rotten Tomatoes: 78%

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Slasher

Jump Scares: 11 (2 major, 9 minor)

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.

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

Jump Scare Times

2:24 – Chase startles Dylan with a fake crocodile head popping out of a popcorn box.

3:10 – The electronic Freddy claw suddenly cut one of Chase’s fingers.

3:26 – The Freddy claw attaches itself to one of the workers.

9:08 – A large crack appears in the bedroom wall.

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

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

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

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

1:08:00 – Freddy suddenly appears out of the closet. [Video]

1:25:38 – John appears in Nancy’s kitchen.

1:35:23 – Dylan runs up behind Heather and grabs her as she reads the script.

(Major scares in bold)

Download a .srt file of the jump scares in Wes Craven’s New Nightmare [more info].