The Exorcist III (Nurse Scene)
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. If you’ve seen it you’ll know what I mean. If you haven’t I won’t spoil for you, but I dare you not to jump out of your skin!
Impatient souls can zoom it on to around the 4.00-minute mark, but I quite like the build-up of the full scene.
The Exorcist III was written and directed by William Peter Blatty (who wrote the original Exorcist novel and screenplay.) It is an adaptation of Blatty’s Exorcist novel Legion (1983).
Set 17 years after the original film (and ignoring the events of Exorcist II: The Heretic.) The Exorcist III follows Lieutenant William F. Kinderman (a character from the first film) as he investigates a series of satanic murders in Georgetown that have the hallmarks of the Gemini, a deceased serial killer.
When the Exorcist III was released in 1990, it came out to mixed reviews. But I’ve always had a soft spot for it and it seems to have since gone on to become something of a cult favourite among horror film fans.