Video Essay Analyzes Proper Uses of Jump Scares in Movies

LaughingSquid points us to a new video essay from Now You See It, in which the host analyzes the proper use of the much-maligned "jump scare" in movies. Yes, jump scares are often terrible, and the host freely admits as much, but he makes the case for why and how they can be used well in films, using memorable examples from The Lord of the Rings, The Sixth Sense, and Poltergeist to illustrate his point. What's the best and worst cinematic jump scare you can think of? That LOTR moment is pretty high on my list, but what about you?

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