Be brave and stare down this Greatest Horror Movie Jump Scares supercut

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Jul 8, 2016, 4:24 PM EDT

Are you the jumpy type that leaps out of your theater seat when abruptly scared, or the more composed sort who absorbs the frightful scenes with subdued grace and maturity?  Whichever category you fall into, we dare you to watch this horror movie supercut featuring 40 of the most spine-tingling jolts ever captured on camera.  

Burger Fiction compiled this roster of priceless paranormal, fantasy and sci-fi horror snippets designed to stimulate your flight response and amp up your adrenal glands.  Viewed from an analytical perspective, many of these creepy clips are removed from their natural setting within each film's narrative and don't offer the full complement of psychological buildup and tension.  However, when paired with the director and editor's sonic cues, they create momentary micro-shocks to your nervous system you may not enjoy.  

From Alien, Jaws and Candyman to Friday The 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street and Seven, this shock-inducing video offers a riveting experience in prolonged terror.  Douse the lights and dive on in!

(Via Gizmodo)