Filmmakers have a large bag of tricks at their disposal, designed solely to make viewers lose their minds in fear, but there’s one particular technique that directors fall back on time and time again and that is the almighty jump scare.
Sudden loud noises. Fast movement. A piercing scream. It’s a simple combination, but it’s one that has haunted cinema-goers for decades. Amateur directors have given jump scares a bad reputation in recent years, relying on jarring music and sloppy editing to desperately wring some tension out of a scene, but when done right, jump scares have created some of the most memorable moments in movie history.
With that, the folks over at Burger Fiction have created this nifty little supercut highlighting some of the greatest jump scares ever – from Halloween, Friday The 13th, A Nightmare On Elm Street, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, Jurassic Park, Insidious, The Conjuring and many more. Enjoy!
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[via Burger Fiction]