The jump scare. Effective? It can be. Overused? You bet ya!! We here at Anything Horror do appreciate a solid, well-placed jump scare, but we also tire of lazy filmmakers who overused these to get a cheap scare from the audience. Even Anything Horror’s very own James “Buzz” Saunders put together a pretty comprehensive list of some of the best, more effective jump scares even put on celluloid (click here for part 1 and part 2).
Well, YouTuber Burger Fiction also likes and appreciates a good jump scare, and he put together what he calls the “40 Greatest Movie Jump Scares.” The video comes out to about nine minutes, and if you follow the directions at the beginning of the video and “Turn Off the Lights,” you’ll find yourself jumping way more than you thought was possible. Not all 40 jump scares are from horror films, but they all get the job done.
Enjoy, and let me know in the comments section below how many times you jumped.