MovieChat Forums > Annabelle: Creation (2017) Discussion > Probably lots of jump scares...

Probably lots of jump scares...


Typical cheap scares is what horror fans are into today. I like the more psychological horror movies like Rosemary's Baby, The Babadook and It comes at night. Teens today like the repetitive kind of horror.

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It was a lot of fun and very well done. Jump scares were amazing though.

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Yeah, they definitely are into jumpscares. I tore apart the latest IT trailer, mainly because of the jumpscares. Everyone then flipped out on me. You CAN NOT say ANYTHING bad about that movie. You can only say positive stuff about it. People were attacking me to the point that I would receive random private messages from random people calling me an inbred for not liking the trailer and saying I'll wait for Blu-Ray for IT. I enjoy 70's and 80's horror and they don't rely on jumpscares. There is more to horror than just that. Oh, and it wasn't even Facebook friends private messaging me. I commented in the comment sections to a movie site's FB page that posted the trailer. Everyone was responding to the comment and flipping out on me. And they took it to the point of private messaging me and calling me an inbred. Yeah, well, my parents come from two COMPLETELY separate families, so no way I'm an inbred. I ended up deleting the comment to stop receiving notifications that someone replied to my comment. I already got enough negativity in my life. From both family and friends. Plus I was one of the most hated kids in K-12. Classmates I never had any classes with, knew me, or that I knew I graduated from high school with hated me just because. Plus I was also the "shut up" kid. If I spoke, someone told me to shut up. Even if a teacher called on me to answer a question or read. Heck, sometimes the teachers would call on me just to tell me to shut up themselves. So yeah. I deleted that comment. I got enough negativity in my life.

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I said the exact same thing. We're getting a really exciting about of horror films like Babadook and The Witch but every time something like that comes out, it doesn't get nearly the respect it deserves.


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I counted about 3 jump scares. I only jumped at one though.

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I counted more, but nothing in this movie scared me. It was a lame movie for amateur horror fans.

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Those weren't jump scares. Duh
Jump scares are moments of the movie that happen suddenly WITHOUT WARNING. If you jumped anyway then that's your own foolishness.

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I didn't jump, but most of the people were jumping like a bunch of Mexican beans.

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Omg what a bunch of light weights. I hate when people that don't watch a lot of horror movies try to go see one. They scare easily.
People at the theater I was at jumped at the beginning where Mr Mullins sneaked up on his daughter. That part was expected because they were playing hide and seek. Also hide and seek isn't a scary game. In hide and seek, you sneak up on the other person, so why the hell were people jumping in their seats and screaming?
They also said "Aww shit!" Every single time the doll was shown. So annoying. I guess they were having fun but I wasn't. I like to just sit and watch horror movies. I don't really talk back to the screen either and I don't scare easily. I hardly jump either. It takes a really well planned jump scare to get me to react. The part that made me tell "wtf?" was when the two orphan girls were under the blanket with the flashlight trying to scare each other with scary stories about Mrs Mullins and the demon appeared. But the only reason I reacted was because these two guys were walking across my seat and I missed part of the scene so I was caught off guard.

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OMG Barclays, you sound like you were in my theater. The people in my theater were doing the same thing. Some girl was so freaked out that she went running down the stairs and fell flat on her face. I guess she hurt herself, because they stopped the movie for 10 minutes so an ambulance could come and get her on a stretcher. Unbelievable. One of the highlights of the movie though, even though it wasn't in the movie, was some gay guy blowing a massive fart. After he did it he had that queenie laugh that I hate. What a joy. Terrible movie and awful theater experience all around. Next time I will see a movie like this in a matinee.

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Terrible movie and awful theater experience all around. Next time I will see a movie like this in a matinee.

I'm with you on that. I feel sorry for you having to endure somebody farting in a movie theater. That's disgusting. And then he laughed about it was adding insult to injury. From now on I'm going to matinees too because I don't know what it is with people at night. Maybe they are high and drunk. But matinees are usually less crowded and quieter.

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“It was a lame movie for amateur horror fans.”

Amateur horror fans? Lol what a moron.

I liked it and I have seen more horror movies than you.

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I doubt if you've seen more than me if you think this movie is good. Also, shouldn't you be out on a ledge somewhere?

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Well Roseanne is probably the best horror out there right now. I mean anyone who loves that show would have to be an aficionado.

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wheresthejump.com classified it as a "high jump scare" movie, and gave it a rating of 4.5/5 for jumps. 5 major jump scares and 18 minor ones.

https://wheresthejump.com/jump-scares-in-annabelle-creation-2017/

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Really? Cuz I only jumped once.

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Perhaps because you have seen a lot of horror movies? I have also seen a lot of horror flicks and found this film quite lame, not to mention very cliche and totally lacking in originality, in other words just a typical run of the mill horror film, nothing special at all. Its relatively high IMDB rating for this type of movie is surprising. Having said all that, the film still had its fair share of jump scare scenes, the fact that some people jumped less than others, does not change that.

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Annabelle Creation has a high rating because it is a pretty good horror flick even without the "jumpscares". I don't have to jump in order to be scared. I think that The Exorcist is the scariest horror movie ever made and I didn't jump at all of the jumpscares in it either but I was completely terrified at what I saw. All the author of that article did was list all of the scenes that made HIM startle. Those scenes define in the article as "minor" jumpscares actually just contribute to the overall spookiness of the film. They weren't meant to make you startle.. Sometimes it is meant to startle the character which is also fun to watch. hehe...
The members of the audience I watched this film only jumped at the hide and seek scene in the beginning. They didn't even jump when Annabelle was hit by that car. That moment was clearly a jumpscare and not even listed in that article. Go figure.

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Obviously a horror film does not need jump scares in order to be scary, jump scares are merely a lazy way of eliciting fear in an audience, it is no coincidence that jump scares have become more common in today's horror films. Plenty of films have high IMDB ratings today that are nothing special, it is more a case of people having low standards, especial for the horror genre. Again just because YOU did not jump much does not mean that Annabelle Creation did not utilize jump scares, when it clearly did on numerous occasions. It is also not just the author of that sites opinion, it is pretty much universal all over the internet that Annabelle Creation utilized jump scares, whether or not YOU or myself jumped is irreverent to that fact.

There are plenty of films that I personally do not find remotely funny, but that does not change the fact that they are in the comedy genre, and attempted to utilize humor to make people laugh.

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Let me be clear. I never said that Annabelle Creation did not use jumpscares. I acknowledged the jumpscares.
What I said was that there weren't that many of them and that I only jumped at one of them. Why don't you read what I have already commented in this thread before you jump in and start criticising me? I was only giving my opinion anyway whereas you jump into this thread promoting some stupid website who's author leaves out more than one of the jumpscares in most of the movies in his database. There is an obvious major jumpscares in The Exorcist that he missed: the part where Father Karas is listening to the recording he made of Regan speaking in tongues. The camera zooms in on the tape player when suddenly his phone rings very loudly!
How someone could even miss one like that is beyond me.

Also, the fact that I have watched many horror movies doesn't affect whether I jump or not. It affects how effective the scare is. This movie has many scary, creepy and spooky moments. There were a lot of unique ideas in it. And this is coming from someone like me who has watched a fair share of horror movies going back to my childhood.

Jumpscares are used in every horror movie to catch the audience off guard but a lot of filmmakers turn a lot scenes not meant to be scary into a fake jumpscare as a cheap way to elicit a response from their audience. I don't think the director of Annabelle Creation is guilty of using a lot cheap jumpscares.
I think the most effective jumpscares should actually be a literal interetation of the word. It should do two things, be a "scary" moment happening in a way that is "sudden" and catch your audience off gaurd.
When executed effectively, you get a scene like in Annabelle Creation, when the girl walks into the dark room, the camera shows the bloody wall where Mrs Mullins bloody body was pinned, then suddenly it cuts to her animated dead corpse crawling rapidly out of the darkness to attack the girl. Up to that point there is no indication that the demon is capable of animating a dead body. I didn't jump, but I could see why some people had.

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Yes you stated it used jump scares, but your original comment (and the one I replied to) was that it only had a total 3, in other words you were implying that Annabelle Creation is a very low jump scare horror film, I disagree on the number, that is all.

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Amd if you weren't scared enough to jump at that scene then perhaps you are desensitized to things that look like zombies?

Furthermore, I've never one of those people who jump at things, not even in everyday life. People have tried to make me jump by sneaking up behind me and doing something to me.That hardly works.

But I can identify something that would usually make someone else jump. So my point is, whether a jumpscares succeeds in making me jump out of my seat has absolutely nothing to do with the number of horror movies I have seen and is beyond the point you were trying to make in the beginning of our discussion.

So what was your point to begin with?

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My point? should be obvious. Annabelle Creation is a modern horror movie that utilizes jump scares. You claimed it used hardly any jump scares, my point, is that its use of jump scares is a lot more extensive than you claim, whether or not you personally "jumped" much, does not have change that. That is pretty much it? No?

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They changed it up a bit by repetitive use of the kind of jump scare prefaced with 'wait for it' silence. I think this film would have been better if they cut twenty minutes or so as it was no longer entertaining and just tedious. It's a pity because there was lots to like in this version compared to the first.

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