Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Wilhelm Scream is stock sound footage that has long been an inside joke amongst movie sound editors and has crept into every imaginable corner of Hollywood. It often accompanies a character being shot, falling from a height, or being thrown by an explosion. Once you hear it, it's impossible to miss it. The unifying factor of all of the movies in this list is that they contain the Wilhelm Scream, originally created for the film Distant Drums in 1951 and propagated greatly be Stephen Spielberg and George Lucas.