What are the best jump scares?

Jump scares are great at getting that quick horror fix or if you want to prank someone for any reason. We are making a list of the most hair raising, heart pumping, and scream inducing jump scares. If you got a video that can make anyone hide in the comments, please add it. 

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    #1The Exorcist III (Nurse Scene)

    The Exorcist III (Nurse Scene)

    This YouTube video provides the full run of the nurse scene in the Exorcist III. The scene subverted the audience's expectation by providing numerous false alarms until the appearance of the scare. 

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    Han Han
    Written on June 20, 2019
    "Any respectful list must always have the exorcist 3 clip. William Peter Blatty is just great at making you think there is nothing and all is safe until BAM, the nurse gets attacked from behind. Tell me that you were expecting something to come out of the door that she just locked only two seconds ago. "
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    #2Fatal Frame 3 - Scarry Mirror Woman

    Fatal Frame 3 - Scarry Mirror Woman

    This YouTube lets play video of Fatal Frame 3 by UltimateMach5 shows one of the game's jump scares that occurs within the protagonist's apartment. The scare happens when the players were investigating the bathroom. 

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    Sunny Wu
    Written on June 20, 2019
    "Jumpscares games hardly get to me except for fatal frame. What makes this scary is how the ghosts are appearing in the real world or outside of the dream house where all of the ghosts appear in. While this is a good scare, the one that made me scream is the ghost feet under the bed. "
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    #3Insidious (2010) - Red-Face Demon

    Insidious (2010) - Red-Face Demon

    Lorraine talks about a specific dream about a house she was in and a mysterious figure was within the house in this HorrorLegendsTV clip of Insidious. The build-up to the scare catches audiences by surprise. 

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    Andy Wen
    Written on June 20, 2019
    "Proper jump scares movies can take the audience by surprise. Insidious does this perfecty by talking about the dream and showing it to us. We would think that something really nasty and scary would appear in the dream. But no, it appeared in the real world where we did not expect him to appear."
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    #4Poltergeist Clown Scene (1984)

    Poltergeist Clown Scene (1984)

    This Vintage Throwback Classics clip of Poltergeist shows the menacing clown attacking Robbie. This is the payoff with a long build-up since early in the movie when the Robbie was constantly intimidated by the doll. 

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    Abel Baltazar
    Written on June 20, 2019
    "Spielberg is a genius at making us expect that scary doll to just jump up and scare us to death. Even when it was about to happen, he really simmered it with the whole looking under the bed scene. Upon watching it a couple of times, they could have make this payoff better by showing the clown pulling robbie under the bed instead of the top down view. "
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    #5Resident Evil Dogs Attack Gameplay

    Resident Evil Dogs Attack Gameplay

    One of the first jump scare situations of Resident Evil is relived in the remake version of the game. In the IGN clip of the game, two Cerberus creatures are waiting to ambush the player within an L-shaped hall. 

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    Tom Jia
    Written on June 20, 2019
    "Any horror fans from the PS1 days will always remember this little tidbit of resident evil. What makes this scare is how this is the first time you will be fighting the zombie dogs and they are the one the heroes are running away from. But this is just a one time scare. never jumped from my sit whenever I go through the hall, even in the new game. "
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    #6K-Fee Commercial #1

    K-Fee Commercial #1

    This K-Fee coffee commercial starts off innocently with a white car driving across a country road. In a few seconds, the car disappears behind a bush and something else comes out.

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    Amber Ren
    Written on June 20, 2019
    "I will admit that this is one of those jump scares videos where I screamed. I was even wearing earphones when the monster appeared. Good commercial for a canned coffee. I want to score it higher, but this is a tiring jump scare that my classmates had already shared before. "
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    #7Silent Hill 1 - Locker Room Scare

    Silent Hill 1 - Locker Room Scare

    Fungo's clip of Silent Hill 1 shows the locker room scenario inside the nightmare version of the school. The game misdirects players of where the scare will be coming from by providing a similar scenario of the locker room.

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    Chen Cui
    Written on June 20, 2019
    "Just love silent hill until they canceled it. The lockers of the first game was really nasty. You would expect a cat or a monster just like it in the hell school. But no there was nothing inside it. When something did jump out at me, I nearly dropped my controller. I have a problem with this clip though. Is there no 480p quality of the locker anywhere?"
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    #8Sinister The Lawnmower Scene

    Sinister The Lawnmower Scene

    Ethan Hawke's character is watching one of the film reels he found within the house in this Where's The Jump video clip. The film reel depicts a normal movie of a family and moves to a scene of a lawnmower. 

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    Wei Xie
    Written on June 20, 2019
    "people behind sinister are brilliant at making jump scare movies. So much so that going through sinister can be really tiring to my hear. The lawnmower reel just feels so forced in this. Where can you find a mower that goes blargh. The best jump scare in this movie is still the laptop scene with a still image of mr boogie turning around while the video was not playing. "

Summary

Best What are the best jump scares
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Exorcist III (Nurse Scene)Videos 16 Paid
2Fatal Frame 3 - Scarry Mirror WomanVideos 12 Paid
3Insidious (2010) - Red-Face DemonVideos 9 Paid
4Poltergeist Clown Scene (1984)Videos 3 Paid
5Resident Evil Dogs Attack GameplayVideos 2 Paid
6K-Fee Commercial #1Videos 2 Paid
7Silent Hill 1 - Locker Room ScareVideos 2 Paid
8Sinister The Lawnmower SceneVideos 1 Paid
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