The Jump Scare

What does it look like?

It’s a quick moment of action within a shot that surprises the audience and character. It could be a creature attacking from an unexpected place or a madman breaking through a window to grab a victim.

How’s it done?

It’s done by taking the audience off-guard and surprising them with a sudden jolt of action. It works best when the action moment comes from a place the audience and character least expects it.

When should I use it?

It usually works best when the soundtrack starts to quiet down and the audience is made to feel that nothing is about to happen but it soon does and makes them jump from their seats.

Friday the 13th (Remake) (2009)

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