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This sound effect can be found on The Premiere Edition Volume 1, which was made by The Hollywood Edge.


Back in May 1978, Lon Bender and Gordon Ecker recorded this sound by having a male voice actor performing a gut-wrenching scream. It was originally a Soundelux vocal effect that made its debut in The Ninth Configuration on February 29, 1980.

On August 13, 1990, The Hollywood Edge added this screaming sound effect to The Premiere Edition Volume 1 library. In 2014, Sound Ideas took over to acquire it after the bankruptcy of The Hollywood Edge.

This sound effect is a famous scream sound effect (which can rival the Wilhelm Scream in terms of popularity) and it is commonly known as the "Howie Scream" (which is named after Howie Long when the scream sound effect was used in his death scene in the film, Broken Arrow).

Similar Variations

Sound Effect Description

Screams 3; Man, Gut-wrenching Scream And Fall Into Distance.

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Used In

TV Shows

  • 6Teen
  • Adventure Inc. (Heard once in the opening credits.)
  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (Heard once briefly in "When Pants Attack".)
  • Aftermath (Heard once in an episode that deals with what would happen if the world stopped spinning when a rock climber, due to a lack of oxygen at high altitudes once the Earth's rotation slows, falls to his death.)
  • The Amazing Adrenalini Brothers (Heard once in "Voyage of Discovery".)
  • The Amazing World of Gumball (Heard once in "The Uploads".)
  • America's Funniest Home Videos
  • AAAHH!!! Real Monsters (Heard once in the intro.)
  • Back at the Barnyard (Heard once in "Get Bessy" when Weird Al Yankovic screams off-screen.)
  • Best Friends Whenever
  • Breadwinners
  • Brum (Heard once in "Brum and the Mischievous Mouse".)
  • The Busy World of Richard Scarry
  • Camp Lakebottom
  • Cartoon Sushi (Heard once in the Halloween intro.)
  • Code Lyoko
  • Crazy Talk
  • The Curse of Oak Island (Heard once in one episode.)
  • Darkwing Duck (Heard once in "Dead Duck", when Beelzebub shoves a used care salesman into the fiery depths of Hell, and "Twitching Channels", when Megavolt zaps a scientist in the butt.)
  • Death Valley (Heard once in its 7th episode for a vampire getting fried in a tanning bed.)
  • Dexter's Laboratory (Heard once in "Sun, Surf, and Science", when one of Mandark's artificial whirlpools pulls in a surfing contestant, and "Dyno-Might", when the Dynomutt X-90 incinerates a man for littering.)
  • The Dreamstone
  • Fanboy and Chum Chum (Heard once in "Microphonies".)
  • The Fairly OddParents
  • Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (Heard briefly once in "Who Let the Dogs In?".)
  • Ghosted (Heard once in normal and in high pitches in the pilot episode.)
  • Goof Troop
  • Grojband
  • Harvey Girls Forever!
  • Haunted Hospitals (Heard often in normal and low pitches in "Where There Is Smoke, It Moved and Nun So Wicked".)
  • A Haunting (Heard once in "Blood Visions".)
  • Jimmy Two-Shoes
  • Johnny Bravo (Heard once in "The Sensitive Male!", uttered faintly by Jack Sheldon's character as he is attacked by women after they find out that he's a "player".)
  • Johnny Test
  • Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight (Used for Dragreder.)
  • Kappa Mikey
  • Kid vs Kat
  • Kim Possible
  • Lil' Elvis and the Truckstoppers (Heard once in Wandering Star".)
  • Liquid Television (Heard in "One Less Ant" in a episode first aired on July 6, 1994.)
  • The Loud House
  • MAD (Heard in a couple of episodes.)
  • MaryannKitty11: The Series (Yumyum screams only.)
  • ¡Mucha Lucha! (Heard once in a high pitch in "Not So Buena Girl".)
  • Metalocalypse (Heard in "Dethclown", as Dr. Rockso is making his escape.)
  • Mighty Magiswords
  • The New Adventures of Batman
  • Oh Yeah! Cartoons (Heard once in "The Feelers" when the animate word "Hollywood" reacts to Mo Skito making a face at it during the "Drop Me Off in Hollywood" musical number.)
  • Oggy and the Cockroaches (Heard once in a high pitch in "It's a Small World".) (Oggy Scream Only)
  • OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes (Heard in a wide variety of episodes as a running gag.)
  • Paranormal Survivor (Heard in its dramatizations from time to time, along with just about every other stock scream in existence.)
  • Polaris: Player Select (Heard in at least one episode as a censor.)
  • Power Rangers Dino Charge (Heard once in "Edge of Extinction"; used for Spino Charge Megazord.)
  • The Powerpuff Girls (Heard once in "Paste Makes Waste" after Elmer steps on a man and "Cat Man Do".)
  • Prison Break
  • Regular Show (Heard once in "Ello Gov'nor".)
  • Rick and Morty (Heard once in "Pickle Rick", used for one of the agents in the top secret base Pickle Rick accidentally entered after he cuts their legs with a laser gun.)
  • Robot Chicken (Heard in a few episodes. For instance, in the skit Walt Disney Attacks, the Howie Scream can be heard when Disney knocks down one of the jets.)
  • Rocko's Modern Life
  • The Shnookums and Meat Funny Cartoon Show (Heard once in "Cabin Fever".)
  • Sidekick
  • Sonic Boom
  • South Park (Heard once in "Do The Handicapped Go To Hell?" and "Probably".)
  • SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Teen Titans Go! (Heard in:)
    • "The Date" (Used once for Speedy when he charges Robin.)
    • "Gorilla" (Used once for Robin when he charges at Beast Boy.)
    • "Breakfast Cheese" (Heard once when Beast Boy tells Starfire about her face lasers during a compliment on the Titans' fighting strategies.)
    • "Pirates" (Heard once while Starfire thinks about a "pie rat".)
    • "Halloween" (Used twice for the Halloween Spirit when the force of Raven's carved pumpkin sucks him right back into the jack-o-lantern.)
    • "Beast Man" (Heard once in the movie Death Toilet 3 when Death Toilet saves his wife from terrorists.)
    • "Easter Creeps" (Used once for Beast Boy's hurt tooth after the Titans eat too much chocolate eggs.)
    • "Lication" (Used once for Doctor Light when Beast Boy mercilessly chomps down on his leg.)
    • "Labor Day" (Used once for a meteor before Beast Boy ends up becoming gasoline from a dinosaur in an ancient time.)
    • "Business Ethics Wink Wink" (Used once for an old man on a mobility scooter while Starfire tries to sell him cookies.)
    • "The Metric System vs Freedom" (Heard once when Beast Boy looks at his nipples in a 5K.)
    • "Forest Pirates" (Heard twice; first heard after Robin tells the Titans about the canoe race at Superhero Summer Camp, and then again while Robin tells that there are no good teams with six members.)
    • "Titans Go Casual" (Used once for Billy Numerous when he charges at Beast Boy.)
    • "Teen Titans Roar!" (Used once for a piece of bread after Robin tells the Titans, except for Starfire, to get 500 people to sign a petition about getting the show ThunderCats Roar off the air for good.)
    • "Huggbees" (Used once for Sam Register after Cyborg asks Robin if someone parked in his parking space at Warner Bros. Animation in Burbank, California.)
    • "Real Art" (Heard once when Rainbow Raider shows Starfire her ugly cat painting.)
    • "Doomsday Preppers" (once)
  • Timon & Pumbaa
  • The Tom and Jerry Show (Heard once in "Pipeline"; used for Spike the Bulldog.)
  • Total Drama
  • Total DramaRama
  • Totally Spies!
  • Toonsylvania
  • Wabbit: A Looney Tunes Production
  • Walking with Dinosaurs (1999 TV Series) (Heard in several different pitches occasionally to depict the calls of various prehistoric animals.)
  • What a Cartoon (Heard once in a high pitch in "Raw Deal in Rome" as one of Shake's many screams.)
  • Wipeout (U.S. Game show) (Heard once in "Welcome Back, Jill".)
  • Wonder Showzen
  • Xavier: Renegade Angel (Heard once in "Braingeas Final Cranny" when Xavier was trying to use discarded brain parts to reverse his mother's lobotomy.)
  • X-Men: Evolution (Used for a quick clip of the Brotherhood in later seasons' openings.)
  • Yin Yang Yo!
  • Wander Over Yonder (Heard once in "The Breakfast".; used for Lord Hater.)
  • Wonder Showzen (Heard quadrice in "History".)



  • One Less Ant (A short aired in a Liquid Television episode on July 6, 1994.)


  • Most Haunted Journeys



  • Kellogg's Nutri-Grain (1995-today)
  • Kellogg's Nutri-Grain TO GO Protein Squeezers (2018) (Heard in a low pitch.)


  • La Ronde "New Loop Coaster" (2019)

New Zealand:

  • Xtra - Xtraordinary Protection (2002)

South Africa

  • Volkswagen Polo - Skydive (2006)


  • Coca-Cola - World Cup '94 (1994)


  • Vauxhall Astra - Enjoy the Ride (2003)


  • Cartoon Network - Cartoon Crisis Center (1997)
  • The General Insurance - Embarrassing Date (2019)
  • March of Empires (2016)
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (2004)
  • Mountain Dew Skydiving Commercials (2007)
  • Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Halloween (2012-2018)
  • Six Flags "New Loop Coaster" (2014-present)
  • Throw In A Row (1993)

Video Games


  • Dance Dance Revolution A20 Plus (Heard once in "DEADLOCK -Out Of Reach-".)



  • Who Wants To Beat Up A Millionaire (2000)

Sega CD:

  • Popful Mail (1991) (US Version only.) (Heard in the prologue scene.)


  • Daikatana (Used for Kage Mishima's death in the multiplayer.)

Xbox One:

  • Outlast 2 (2017)


PlayStation 3:

PlayStation 4:

PlayStation Portable:

PlayStation Vita:

Nintendo Switch:

  • Outlast 2 (2017)


  • Do Not Disturb! 2


  • Felix Marc - Liar (Heard at the 4:20 mark.)
  • Flying Lotus - Be Spin (2013)
  • Pegboard Nerds - Blackout (2016)


  • American Horror Story Cult Season 7: Torment Preview (2017) (Heard in a low pitch.)
  • CBS - Super Hilarious Monday (2017) (Promos)
  • ESPN - NBA Season Opener (2018) (Promos) (Only the "Yer".)
  • FOX Movie Channel "Summer Flies" (2010) (Promos)
  • Freeform: 31 Nights of Halloween (2018) (Promos)
  • Jurassic Park: The Ride (1996) (Promos)


  • MTV Bumpers (1990's) (Bumpers) (Heard once in a low pitch.)


  • Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle (2017) (Trailers) (Used for Bethany.)
  • Nature Unleashed: Fire (2004) (Trailer)
  • Shrek SuperSlam (E3) (2005) (Trailers)
  • Vampires Suck (2010) (Trailers)

TV Spots

  • Johnny English Reborn (2011) (TV Spots) (High Pitched)
  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) (TV Spots) (Bethany screams only.)

Theme Parks

  • Disney's Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular

YouTube Videos

  • [4K] Railfanning Memes 6 When your shot gets blocked... (After an extremely loud version of "Frolic" plays.)
  • Adum & Pals: The 2019 Academy Awards
  • The Angry Birds Movie YTPs (Heard in Waltman13's "Pissed off Birds the Mew-Va" series.)
  • Angry German Kid and the Ice Cream Truck (2012) (Shorts)
  • The Angry German Kid Show (Heard thrice in a high pitched variant in "Angry German Kid Plays SCP-087-B".)
  • Baby Einstein YTPs (Heard once in "Beetedee - Symphony of Funni xd".)
  • Brody Foxx's Yo Mama Series
  • Cool 3D World
  • Crispy Toast (YouTube Videos)
  • Cssquarepants
  • Cyanide And Happiness
  • Dizztah
  • Dora's 3rd Nightmare! (2015) (Shorts)
  • Dora The Explorer Goes Black Friday Shopping! (2016)
  • TheGamingLemon Videos
  • Goodbye Kitty (Always heard in the opening; heard in episodes 2 and 3.)
  • Hey Arnold! YTPs (Heard briefly at the beginning of "Hellguh's Destructive Acting Skills"; used with a robotic voice.)
  • HowToBasic
  • I Hate Everything (Heard whenever something particularly upsetting comes up.)
  • Jam35Variety (Heard once in "Resurgence of the Duck - YouTube Poop".)
  • The Kirby Collab 3
  • Kitty0706
  • The Lazer Collection 5 (2011) (Shorts)
  • Mario's Goal Calamity (2015) (Shorts)
  • MaryannKitty11 Est. 2007 (Heard once in "MC Speaker Breaks His Leg (Suckers Parody".)
  • MrTennek
  • Starfox | James McCloud Dies (Used for James McCloud's scream when he dies.)
  • Peppa Pig YTPs (Heard once in "Peppa Pig's Annual Pansexual Cake Flipping Competition of 2017".)
  • The Nostalgia Critic (Heard once in "Fox Kids".)
  • Pauls Vids (Heard once in "Shed 17".)
  • Pyrocynical
  • Quimic
  • Ricky Berwick Compilation 2
  • Smosh Videos
  • Taylor Was Here Again (Heard once in "Paramount Logo Bloopers 27: No Escape From the Randomness"; used for Microsoft Sam.)
  • TerminalMontage
  • Shrek YTPs (Heard once in "Get Shreked" and "Get Shreked the Third".)
  • SMG4 Videos
  • Spider-Man YTPs (Heard once in Jimmy Davis' "Peter-Man 1" collab.)
  • TheMysteriousMrEnter
  • Thomas & Friends YTPs (Heard once in "Thomas the Spank Train" and "Thompson Inhales Jet Engine Fumes"; used Gordon offscreen.)
  • TNTMan93
  • The Unlucky Tug
  • Victor Tanzig
  • Webkinz (Heard once in "Adventure Awaits Us"; Paavo screams like this, as Seven Webkinz fall off a huge height into the Waterfall to their deaths.)
  • WhitneyGoLucky (Keel Sark screams only.)
  • YouTube Doki (Heard once in "Fico Makes a Movie".)
  • YTP: Gaston Plays LeFou's Quest IV


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Audio Samples

External Links

Wikipedia entry of this sound effect