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20 Sound FX for Jump Scares and Shockers

Horror films are at an all time high in popularity, and audiences everywhere are searching for that next big thrill. So don’t be shocked when Wish Upon, or the reboot of It reel in millions at the box office. But, what is it about the genre that attracts so many people? It’s definitely not the complex and unique storyline. It’s the adrenaline rush that the audience feels when that ear-shattering bang rattles their bones. These sound effects, synced with a pleasantly disturbing visual, create the always enjoyable jump scare. The building block of every horror film, the jump scare isn’t complete without the proper sound effects.

Lucky for you, our library is filled with horrifying sound effects, and we conjured up 20 of them that’ll send shivers down your spine. Make sure your next horror project makes your audience wish they brought an extra pair of underwear with these jump scare sound effects.

 

Risers

Before we get into those dramatic hits, we have to build some suspense. Risers are the atmospheric crescendos that add tension to a scene and hint that something bad is coming. They keep audiences at the edge of their seats and bring out the full potential of a jump scare. Get the most out of your scares with these riser sound effects.

 

1. Reverse Piano Crescendo


Download this crescendo piano sound effect.

 

2. Airy Dark Crescendo


Download this dark crescendo sound effect.

 

3. Reverse Cymbal


Download this cymbal riser sound effect.

 

4. Digital Ramp


Download this digital riser sound effect.

 

5. Reverse Ramp


Download this reverse ramp sound effect.

 

6. Rising Screech


Download this rising screech sound effect.

 

Hits

A jump scare isn’t complete without a jarring hit to go along with it. If you think about it, it’s really the unexpected loud bang that gets the audience’s hearts going—which is why these sound effects will get your audience jumping out of their chairs.

 

7. Cinematic Hit and Echo


Download this hit and echo sound effect.

 

8. Horror Stab


Download this horror stab sound effect.

 

9. Shocking Stab Hit


Download this shocking hit sound effect.

 

10. Low Reverb Hit


Download this low reverb hit sound effect.

 

11. Ghostly Chains Hit


Download this ghostly hit sound effect.

 

12. Slow Motion Hit


Download this slow motion hit sound effect.

 

13. Distorted Crunch


Download this distorted crunch sound effect.

 

14. Flashback Impact


Download this flashback sound effect.

 

15. Dramatic Slow Motion Impact


Download this dramatic slow motion sound effect.

 

16. Cinematic Fat Hit


Download this cinematic hit sound effect.

 

17. Distant Spooky Hit


Download this spooky hit sound effect.

 

18. Slow Motion Clock Tick


Download this slow motion clock tick sound effect.

 

19. Tribal Drum Hit


Download this drum hit sound effect.

 

20. Dark Thud


Download this dark thud sound effect.

 
If these sound effects aren’t scary enough for you, you can always find more in our library of royalty free sound effects.

 

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