Jump Scares In What Lies Beneath (2000)

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Synopsis: Claire Spencer, the wife of university scientist Norman Spencer, becomes convinced the spirit of a recently deceased woman is haunting their lakeside home.

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Runtime: 130 minutes

MPAA Rating: PG-13

IMDb: 6.6/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 46%

Netflix (US): No

Jump Scares:  16 (1 major, 15 minor)

Jump Scare Rating: Several jump scares throughout although the build-up is often more effective than the scare itself. The most significant scare occurs at the 1 hour 46 minute mark and will startle many viewers.

WARNING: The following may contain spoilers

Jump Scare Times

2:31 – Claire gets a shock from the bathroom power socket.

13:46 – An eye appears suddenly on the other side of the fence hole that Claire is looking through.

23:04 – Claire is startled by the phone ringing.

24:40 – The radio turns on suddenly.

31:58 – Claire looks into various rooms of her neighbours house with binoculars, in one of the rooms she sees Warren looking at her.

33:13 – Claire turns around and her husband is standing right behind her.

40:36 – The reflection of another woman can be seen in the bathtub water.

47:02 – The door opens during the Seance and the dog Cooper walks in.

50:04 – A reflection moves in the steamed-up bathroom mirror.

1:08:05 – Norman closes the fridge door and Claire is standing behind it.

1:39:55 – Norman appears behind Claire.

1:46:29 – Claire’s head falls back and she briefly appears as a decomposing corpse, startling Norman. [Video]

1:47:07 – Norman’s hand appears over the side of the bathtub.

1:54:11 – Claire stands on something sharp and screams.

1:55:50 – Norman’s fingers twitch as Claire tries to get the phone.

1:57:52 – Norman appears in the rear window of the ute.

(Major scares in bold)

Download a .srt file of the jump scares in What Lies Beneath [more info].