Tribute to the “Wilhelm Scream”

Have you ever wondered if Hollywood studios reuse the same scream effect over and over again? If you have, it’s with good reason.

The infamous death scream – “aaaaaaiiiyyeeeeaaaaaahhhh” – is called the Wilhelm Scream. The scream was actually a stock effect used in the 1951 film Distant Drums; it has been used in over 200 movies since, ranging from Star Wars to Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

But forget history: why read about the Wilhelm Scream when you can see and hear it in all its glory?

The Wilhelm Scream Compilation:

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