Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Wilhelm Scream

Having worked in video editing and being a bit of a film buff, I'd long known about the industry "in joke" known as the Wilhelm Scream. But if you've never heard of it before, check out this video and you'll notice it EVERYWHERE. Basically, it's a stock sound of a man screaming that has appeared in literally hundreds of films. Synthtopia, has my favorite description, though, referring to it as "the Amen break of cinema."


Anonymous said...

This is interesting, I've 17 movies in this video and never knew about the Whilhem Scream, thanks for notifying.

Adam Dubbleu said...

Thanks for pointing this out. It led me to the "Howie" scream, the origin of which has been bugging me since Starcraft.