Jump scare movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant jump scare movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, scary, suspense, tense, psychotronic and surprise ending films and TV shows about / with jump scare, violence, death, murder, blood, corpse, chase, danger, supernatural and screaming plots mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as jump scare: Zomboat! (2019), Annabelle Comes Home (2019), Playing with Dolls: Havoc (2017), Don't Knock Twice (2016), Lights Out (2016), Dangerous Game (1988), 32 Malasana Street (2020), Leprechaun: Origins (2014), Whisper (2007), Pumpkinhead (1988).

List of jump scare movies

 7.0
 1K
Zomboat! (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: We follow two sisters contending with the recent zombie apocalypse.
Style: psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie apocalypse, swearing, canal, zombie, best friend, undead, ex boyfriend, sister, jump scare, friendship, supernatural, society
Time: contemporary
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Annabelle Comes Home (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home, placing her “safely” behind sacred glass and enlisting a priest’s holy blessing. ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, bleak, psychotronic ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, evil doll, priest, supernatural power, ghost, asthma, child in peril, nanny, corpse, hiding, demon ...
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Playing with Dolls: Havoc (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: (This version of the film is Uncensored and uncut) When serial killer Havoc escapes from his prison, there is no holding back. He descends upon unsuspecting lovers in their cabin get away. The world's most brutal killer is loose and his thirst ...
Plot: mask, forest, cabin in the woods, slasher, snow, jump scare, masked killer, nude, killer, knife, puppet, blood ...
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Don't Knock Twice (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A mother desperate to reconnect with her troubled daughter becomes embroiled in the urban legend of a demonic witch.
Style: scary, bleak, suspenseful, enigmatic, rough ...
Plot: evil spirit, prank, urban legend, custody, fear, witch, mother daughter relationship, sculptor, deception, jump scare, curse, murder ...
Place: london
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 6.3
 114K
Lights Out (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When Rebecca left home, she thought she left her childhood fears behind. Growing up, she was never really sure of what was and wasn’t real when the lights went out…and now her little brother, Martin, is experiencing the same unexplained and ...
Style: suspense, dark, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: darkness, supernatural, mental illness, ghost, sibling relationship, depression, parenthood, mental institution, brother sister relationship, paranormal, little boy, female friendship ...
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 5.0
 292
Dangerous Game (1988)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A game becomes deadly serious! An insane cop hunts down five students in a shopping mall after closing time. His life is ruined as he was dishonorably discharged from the police force because of these people. Armed with a Rambo knife and a crossbow, ...
Plot: shopping mall, slasher, police chase, traumatic childhood, police harassment, manslaughter, hacker, water gun, jump scare, woman with a gun, trespassing, bespectacled male ...
Place: sydney australia
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32 Malasana Street (2020)
Genre: Horror
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Inspired by real events, the story centers around a family in the 70s who settles in the Madrid neighborhood of Malasaña where their new house will become the worst of their nightmares.
Style: suspense, scary, suspenseful, bleak, psychotronic
Plot: haunted house, ghost, spirit, hotel, secret, pregnancy, medium, evil force, missing child, revelation, possession, basement ...
Time: year 1972, year 1976, 70s
Place: madrid, spain
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Leprechaun: Origins (2014)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two young couples backpacking through Ireland discover that one of Ireland's most famous legends is a terrifying reality.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, dark humor, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: deadly creature, monster, gory, vengeance, deadly, danger, death, violence, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, chase, vacation, blood ...
Time: 21st century
Place: ireland, usa
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 5.7
 9K
Whisper (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Convicted felon Max Truemont (played by Josh Holloway) is hired to execute a kidnapping of the son of one of the richest women in the state. Along with his fiancée Roxanne (played by Sarah Wayne Callies), Max joins two other strangers who were also ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, scary, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, evil child, mind control, murder, isolation, hostages, hostage, partners in crime, danger, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa, new england
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 6.2
 20K
Pumpkinhead (1988)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A man conjures up a gigantic vengeance demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy the teenagers who accidentally killed his son.
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, vengeance, supernatural, demon, pumpkin, evil, slasher, death in the family, supernatural ability, danger, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 80s
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Night of the Living Dead (1990)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In this remake of the original classic film, a group of people are trapped inside a farmhouse as legions of the walking dead try to get inside and use them for food.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, brutal, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, survival, chaos, cannibalism, back from the dead, danger, woman in danger, small town, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, death, eaten alive ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1990, 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, america, pittsburgh
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 5.6
 18K
Deadgirl (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When high school misfits Rickie and JT decide to ditch school and find themselves lost in the crumbling facility of a nearby abandoned hospital, they come face-to-face with a gruesome discovery: a body of a woman stripped naked, chained to a table ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, suspense, erotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: necrophilia, sexual abuse, rape, mental institution, moral dilemma, sexual perversion, best friends, mentally unstable, depravity, high school, teenager, zombie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: spain
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 5.4
 26K
Countdown (2019)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young nurse downloads an app that tells her she only has three days to live. With time ticking away and a mysterious figure haunting her, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out.
Style: mysterious, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful, neurotic ...
Plot: fear, countdown, supernatural, survival, game, youth, phone terror, nurse, devil, characters killed one by one, body count, seeing dead people ...
Time: 21st century
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 4.2
 3K
Bedeviled (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A group of friends download a Siri-like App which, at first, seems like a harmless way to get directions or a restaurant recommendation. But the sinister nature of the App soon reveals itself. The App not only knows each person’s deepest, darkest ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: evil, supernatural, cell phone, characters killed one by one, death of friend, body count, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, danger, fear, murder, curse, entity ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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In Darkness We Fall (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Group of Spanish friends on the tropical island holiday of a lifetime. Discovering a secret cave adds adventure. They enthusiastically go underground with their camera, but soon become hopelessly lost. Nail-biting tension in the tradition of recent ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cave, survival, danger, confined, friends, isolation, dehydration, claustrophobia, cannibalism, eating human flesh, off the road, crying ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large in the small town of Mill Valley for generations. It's in a mansion that young Sarah Bellows turns her tortured life and horrible secrets into a series of scary stories. These terrifying tales ...
Style: enigmatic, scary, suspense, bleak, psychotronic ...
Plot: halloween, haunted house, scarecrow, monster, investigation, small town, urban legend, supernatural, group of friends, murder, teenager, legends and myths ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 4.4
 3K
The Pact II (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The sequel is set just weeks after Annie Barlow's deadly confrontation with the Judas Killer. In this elevated sequel, we meet June, a woman whose carefully constructed life is beginning to unravel due to lucid nightmares so awful they disturb ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, tense, scary
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, woman in danger, haunted by the past, serial killer, deadly, crimes, danger, woman, violence, jump scare
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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Chernobyl Diaries (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A group of six tourists looking to go off the beaten path, hire an 'extreme tour guide'. Ignoring warnings, he takes them into the city of Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, but a deserted town since ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: stranded, tourist, nuclear power plant, abandoned building, radiation, mutant, survival, death, brutality, group of friends, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Place: ukraine, chernobyl, kiev ukraine, rome italy, paris france ...
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 6.2
 133K
Devil (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A group of people trapped in a elevator realizes that the devil is among them.
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, scary, serious, psychological ...
Plot: elevator, devil, mystery, supernatural, trapped in an elevator, mysterious character, danger, twists & turns, group of strangers, stranded, captivity, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 7.3
 140K
Doctor Sleep (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A traumatized, alcoholic Dan Torrance meets Abra, a kid who also has the ability to "shine." He tries to protect her from the True Knot, a cult whose goal is to feed off people like them in order to remain immortal.
Style: disturbing, psychological, enigmatic, gothic, scary ...
Plot: psychic power, supernatural, doctor, murder, psychic, mind control, magician, dying, little girl, hotel, ghost, alcohol ...
Time: year 1980, year 2011, 2010s, 80s, year 2019
Place: ohio, florida, colorado, new jersey, new hampshire ...
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 5.7
 202K
The Purge (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Given the country's overcrowded prisons, the U.S. government begins to allow 12-hour periods of time in which all illegal activity is legal. During one of these free-for-alls, a family must protect themselves from a home invasion.
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, bleak, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: home invasion, family in danger, deadly, society, future dystopia, self defense, danger, social decay, violence spree, survival, chaos, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2020s
Place: usa
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Megan Is Missing (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Fictional drama based on actual events, about two teenage girls who encounter an Internet predator.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: found footage, missing person, internet, deathtrap, best friends, teenage girl, danger, boy, party girl, chat room, perversity, missing child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2007
Place: usa
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You Might Be the Killer (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Counselors are being killed off at summer camp, and Sam (Fran Kranz) is stuck in the middle of it. Instead of contacting the cops, he calls his friend and slasher-film expert (Alyson Hannigan) to discuss his options.
Style: non-linear, dark humor, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, friendship, murder, female assassin, survival, mystery killer, trap, characters killed one by one, homicidal maniac, treasure hunt, curse, hearing voices ...
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 1K
The Drone (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A newlywed couple is terrorized by a consumer drone that has become sentient with the consciousness of a deranged serial killer.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense, psychotronic
Plot: investigation, police detective, obsession, on the run, husband wife relationship, suspect, reincarnation, murder, serial killer, remote control, voyeurism, captive ...
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Assassination Nation (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: High school senior Lily and her group of friends live in a haze of texts, posts, selfies and chats just like the rest of the world. So, when an anonymous hacker starts posting details from the private lives of everyone in their small town, the ...
Style: brutal, emotional, suspense, exciting, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: social satire, school, feminist, society, feminism, friends, violence, murder, corruption, avenger, killer, perversion ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa
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There's Nothing Out There (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Seven teens head up to a cabin on the lake for spring break. Mike has studied all horror films on video, and recognizes the signs of foreshadowing of doom. The others dismiss his concerns as the workings of a person that watches too many videos, but ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, semi serious, humorous, psychotronic
Plot: friendship, strong sexual content, deadly, danger, deadly creature, slasher, teenage life, isolation, mysterious event, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, film within a film ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
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Slasher Night (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A Manny Velazquez underground slasher tribute about a number of serial killers on the loose in Chicago and begins a murder spree. Meanwhile,, a young man watches over his friends house over the weekend until he realizes that something is wrong.
Style: macabre, dark, sexy, bloody, surprise ending ...
Plot: creep, silence, dead, blood, crime scene, stalking, god, police, running, friend, car, tv ...
Place: chicago illinois, illinois
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Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feeling So Sad (1967)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A mother drops her son and husband off at a tropical vacation spot for a little rest and relaxation. The only problem is that the husband has been dead for quite some time, and his wife had him stuffed and carries him around with her. Complications ...
Style: dark humor
Plot: man child, domineering mother, overbearing mother, farce, resort, underwater scene, pregnant woman, pregnancy, voyeurism, beach, hotel, reception ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: usa
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 4.3
 3K
Escape Room (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Four friends who partake in a popular Los Angeles escape room find themselves stuck with a demonically possessed killer. The friends have less than an hour to solve the puzzles needed to escape the room alive.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, psychological, tense
Plot: escape, demonic possession, death, clue, curse, race against time, characters killed one by one, possession, evil, game of death, hysteria, locked in a room ...
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 5.2
 21K
Cult of Chucky (2017)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Confined to an asylum for the criminally insane for the past four years, Nica Pierce is erroneously convinced that she, not Chucky, murdered her entire family. But when her psychiatrist introduces a new therapeutic “tool” to facilitate his ...
Style: suspense, dark humor, tense, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, cult, murder, killer doll, danger, serial killer, handicapped, violence, slasher, curses spells and rituals, toy comes to life, supernatural ...
Time: year 2017, 2010s
Place: usa
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