Not a fan of jump scares? Then you probably shouldn’t watch this supercut of movie jump scares.
Andy Schneider and Jonathan Britnell from YouTube channel Burger Fiction put together this video, which features scenes from films including Insidious, Alien, Sinister, and Jaws to put viewers on edge. It even features that brief “precious” transformation of Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.
The “jump scare” has become the norm — at times an aggravating norm — of the horror genre, and it has its fair share of dissenters. Director Mike Flanagan, who recently released his film Hush on Netflix, told BuzzFeed, “Horror itself is becoming mistaken for loud sounds. The more I can work against that, just career-wise — I will always want to.”
Whatever your opinion, see if you can make it through 40 movie jump scares in the supercut above.