The 20 Most Terrifying Jump Scares In Horror Movies
A good horror film is usually judged on one single most important criteria: its scare factor. If it possesses moments that make you jump out of your seat – all the better. There can be moments that frighten you so much, you never forget them. The following horror movie scenes, they still have an effect on me even after repeat viewings. These moments become iconic and stick with the viewers forever.
I have made for you a list of top 20 jump scares in horror movie history. Check them out and log your own picks in the comments, as I know it is a very subjective thing.
20. Friday 13th
The Scare: Alice awakens on Crystal Lake as her boat drifts gently across the water. Suddenly, Jason’s mangled corpse pops out of the water and drags her under. Eat your heart out, Jaws.
Jump Out of Your Seat When: The camera begins to zoom in on Alice. “He’s still there!”
19. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The Scare: Kirk investigates what appears to be an abandoned old house, but finds somebody at home in the form of Leatherface, who jumps out suddenly and bashes him over the head.
Jump Out of Your Seat When: As soon as Kirk sets foot over the threshold, things get unbearably tense.
18. A Nightmare On Elm Street
The Scare: Marge contentedly watches a group of children playing on her lawn, until Freddy punches his fist through her front door and drags her back into the house. Shamelessly cheap, but delivered with such gusto, it can’t be ignored!
Jump Out of Your Seat When: A look of peace finally settles upon Marge’s face…
17. The Exorcist
The Scare: Reagan’s mother sees something shocking out of frame… her daughter, bent over like a spider, scuttling down the staircase.
Jump Out of Your Seat When: Unlike many jump scares, this one is flagged up nice and clearly by the mother’s expression. The reveal still comes as a surprise though!