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The Hair-Raising History of the Jump Scare

Are these an overdone gimmick, or an art form taken for granted?

history of the jump scare
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  • Photo Credit: Shamley Productions

The science behind the jump scare

Jump scares in early cinema

phantom of the opera
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  • Photo Credit: Universal Pictures

Jump scares gain traction

repulsion
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  • Photo Credit: Compton Films

An abundance of jump scares

Jump scares in modern film

hereditary
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  • Photo Credit: A24