Yeah, exactly. Anyone can go and make a jump scare, but they only tend to work if there's build-up (or if, you know, the thing that jumps up at you is actually scary). The jump scares in Arise are just random.
there's a difference between a sheet ghost jumping out of a closet shouting "BOO!" and being genuinely scared
—MamaLuigi314 in a comment of Retsupurae's Retsuflash of Arise 2
"Now, whenever you mention this movie to anyone, they say 'Frogs?! What do they do, GUM you to death?' And that would identify the central problem with this movie's premise: frogs, on the whole, do two things: a) sit, and b) hop. Neither of which is very threatening. The movie simply hopes you won't NOTICE this, however, and takes the tack of intercutting shots of frogs sitting and/or hopping with the characters going about their business, hoping to create some kind of eerie frisson. Often they will show a character walking by, then pan down to see that: THERE ARE FROGS NEARBY! This effect will horrify you to a slightly lesser degree than picking your toenails."
— Cinema de Merde's review of Frogs
It was not scary. It's just...abnormal.
It's always best to have company when you're dealing with a boggart. He becomes confused. Which should he become, a headless corpse or a flesh-eating slug? I once saw a boggart make that very mistake - tried to frighten two people at once and turned himself into half a slug. Not remotely frightening.
Is the rapist supposed to be scared by this? I mean, this is significantly less scary than the haunted hay rides I used to take as a kid. And the song itself sounds like the theme song to a children's horror movie, right?
I'm sorry, I'm really trying! I'm trying so hard to be scared by this kid. But he's just so fucking hilarious! He's just projecting so much that he wants to be scary that it's actually kind of adorable! I just want to pinch his little supposed-to-be-frightening cheeks!