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Cool Horror Videos: AITH Knocks Out Horror Cliches: Jump Scare edition!

01.06.2015by: Eric Walkuski

Hey gang, it's time for another installment of our popular video column, "AITH Knocks Out Horror Cliches"! Today's edition looks at perhaps the most common horror movie cliche of all: the jump scare!

Yes, practically every horror flick - at least in the last few decades - has at least one loud jolt meant to make the audience collectively hop out of its seat. Sometimes it works beautifully, sometimes it falls flat. The best directors in the genre today know how to maximize the effect (think James Wan) without it seeming cheap... but let's face it, most of the time, it is a cheap trick, utilized by people who don't know how to scare us any other way.

Enjoy the video below and let us know what your favorite (or least favorite) jump scare is!

Check Out Previous AITH KNOCKS OUT HORROR CLICHES Episodes

Ep. 1 - The Mirror Scare

Ep. 2 - Invincible Killers

Ep. 3 - Creepy Ghost Children

Ep. 4 - The Car Won't Start

Ep. 5 - Inept Cops

Ep. 6 - Token Horror Tramp

Ep. 7 - Halloween Edition

Ep. 8 - Found Footage Edition

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