The Top Five Worst Jump Scares in Movie History
In the tradition of ScreenCrush series like You Think You Know Movies and You Think You Know TV comes a new YouTube series: Top Five! Each week (or so; we’ve got a lot of other stuff going on), ScreenCrush editor and critic Matt Singer will count down a particular topic from the world of movies (and probably write these introductory posts in the third person).
We’re just a few weeks from Halloween, so every Top Five this month is horror themed! This week’s installment isn’t too terribly scary though, because it celebrates the worst jump scares of all time. A well-timed shock can be the highlight of a great horror movie, but a poorly conceived fake-out can kill a terrifying mood just as quickly. So turn down the lights, watch out for angry cats (or feral bears!) and get ready for the spine-tingliest Top Five episode yet. (A new study claims fake jump scares are the number one leading cause of spine tingles in the country.)
Top Five is a new ScreenCrush original series that ranks all kinds of cool stuff from the world of movies. This is our seventh episode, but we’re just getting started! Check out some of our past episodes below. Plus, we want your feedback, so be sure to let us know what Top Fives you want to see in future episodes! And don’t forget to subscribe to the ScreenCrush YouTube channel below to catch all our future episodes. AND WATCH OUT FOR THAT THING RIGHT BEHIND YOh it’s just a cat nevermind.
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