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Poll: Scariest Jump Scare

A jump scare is a technique often used in horror films and video games, intended to scare the audience by surprising them with an abrupt change in image or event, usually co-occurring with a loud, frightening sound.

Which of these jump scares made you jump the most?

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    House on Haunted Hill (1959)

    Old woman ghost.
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    Psycho (1960)

    The real Mrs. Bates.
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    Wait Until Dark (1967)

    Jarring transitions from light to complete darkness and back.
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    Jaws (1975)

    Underwater corpse.
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    Carrie (1976)

    Final scene.
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    When a Stranger Calls (1979)

    The antagonist revealed.
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    Alien (1979)

    Dallas in the airlocks.
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    The Shining (1980)

    Hallway murder.
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    Friday the 13th (1980)

    Jason lives.
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    The Thing (1982)

    Defibrillator scene.
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    The Exorcist III (1990)

    Nurse station.
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    Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)

    Finding Bob.
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    Jurassic Park (1993)

    "I think we're back in business!"
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    Se7en (1995)

    Sloth.
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    Audition (1999)

    The bag.
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

    Bilbo and the ring.
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    Mulholland Dr. (2001)

    "Godawful feeling."
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    Signs (2002)

    First alien sighting.
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    The Ring (2002)

    Behind you!
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    Caché (2005)

    Suicide.
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    The Dark Knight (2008)

    Hanging around.
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    Drag Me to Hell (2009)

    Pick one, any one.
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    Insidious (2010)

    Demon face.
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    Sinister (2012)

    Lawn work.
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    The Conjuring (2013)

    Demon on the wardrobe.
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    It Follows (2014)

    The tall man.
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    The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

    Head in the jar.
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    The Descent (2005)

    The creature.