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Jump Scares: Cheap Thrills or Legitimate Chills?

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If there is one fight worth having about horror in 2019, it’s in regard to jump scares. They are quite possibly the most divisive trope in the horror filmmaker’s repertoire. Sometimes called “cheap”, “easy,” or “annoying,” jump scares are down-right loathed or avoided by an increasingly vocal subset of horror fans.

Which begs the question: where did horror movie jump scares come from…

Originally Published at WickedHorror.com