The Perfect Jump Scare

A determined ghost lies in wait in his haunted house to claim his next victim with the perfect jump scare. But this new owner is something the entity has never encountered before…he's an idiot.

  • Jacob Miller
  • Jacob Miller
  • Jessica Sanders
  • Chris Marrone
    Key Cast
    "The Spectre"
  • Schuyler Jeffress
    Key Cast
  • Jasmine Akakpo
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Horror, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 15, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    7,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Jacob Miller

Jacob Miller began his journey into cinema shooting films as a teenager in the suburban neighborhoods of Forney, TX before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a writer/director. Jacob has been a part of many projects over the last decade working behind the camera helping others realize their vision, and in 2023 began producing and directing his own stories. The Perfect Jump Scare is his first publicly released short film.

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Director Statement

You know that scene in horror films where the protagonist wakes in the night to a creaking noise? They look around their room, and see nothing. They lay back down, only to see a horrifying evil entity on their ceiling? Have you ever wondered how long that entity was waiting up there, hoping and praying that this jackass would look up at him? That is the imagery that inspired The Perfect Jump Scare. I wanted to tell a funny story about the effort and dedication those spooky creatures put into their craft...only to be missed by an inattentive victim.

The Perfect Jump Scare is my love letter to jump scares, a tribute to my mother who was the only one who would watch horror movies with me growing up, and a shoutout to all of the filmmakers who put years of hard work, passion, and imagination into creating the perfect scary moment - just for the audience to miss it because they were on their phone.

I hope that this short little horror-comedy will endear the audience to the plight of the supernatural who are just trying to do their job. I also hope that people who "don't like scary movies" (Meghan) can enjoy a nice little gateway horror flick with jumps and laughs.