This page of the guide covers the "scary" elements in Poppy Playtime. You will find out if the game features jumpscares and if you can avoid them.
There is only one way to die in Poppy Playtime Chapter 1 - getting caught by the monster. This part features only one escape sequence; if you fail to lose the enemy, Huggy will grab you and eat you. This is one of the "scarier" moments because the monster will appear from nowhere right in front of your face.
Poppy Playtime has horror elements. The game has only a few "jumpscares", most of the atmosphere is created by music and various sounds. Headphones are a great choice as they will improve your immersion. The only thing you can get scared of is Huggy when you see it for the first time. It can scare you mainly when it jumps right in your face. Escaping from it is easy, though - just run along the tunnels until you reach the scaffolding where you will defeat the monster.