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Video Essay Explains Why Jump Scares (Mostly) Suck

A new video essay examines the all too common and misused technique of the jump scare.






Any regular readers will know how much we hate the proliferation of cheap jump scares in modern mainstream horror movies, but as this video essay by Now You See It shows, it's a technique that can be highly effective when used correctly.


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