One of my favourite jump scares is from Cat People (1942) credited as popularising or inventing a technique called The Lewton Bus.
Was thinking about Jump Scares the other day, because… well you know. And remembered one that really freaked me out back in the day.
Ceature feature film offerings from the noughties
The iconic scene where the shark makes its first appearance while Brody is shovelling bloody chum into the water.
The last few years have been great for adaptions of Stephen King’s work. With plenty of new releases and plenty more in the works.
The editing, sound mixing and Score all come together to produce a scare that makes me jump no matter how many times I’ve seen it.
I like to think of them as B-Movies with a budget. Kind of like comfort food, probably not all that good for you – but enjoyable all the same.
You are utterly reliant on technology to keep you alive, breathing, and to stop your brains from exploding out through your eye sockets.
There’s a couple of other contenders – so you can’t make me stick to it! But I think my favourite jump scare is the “Nurse Scene” in the Exorcist III.
Horror films often speak to contemporary anxieties, a reflection of societal fears and concerns. So it’s interesting to observe how the haunted house sub-genre of horror movies is evolving.