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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

Impacts, Bodyfalls - Male Strains Like In Pain - And Screams A Very Big Scream Like Horrified & Pained. Then Body Fall. Good

Sound Effect Description

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

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Used In

TV Shows



  • 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-".)


  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Battlefield 1
  • Daikatana (Used for Kage Mishima's death in the multiplayer.)
  • For Honor
  • Jetpak: Solar Crisis (2004) (Used when the player dies.)
  • Half-Life 2 (Used in a high pitch for the fast zombie enemies, and in a very high pitch for the poison headcrab enemies.)
  • Outlast 2 (2017)
  • Popful Mail (1991) (US Version only.) (Heard in the prologue scene.)
  • StarCraft I (1998)
  • Star Wars: Dark Forces
  • Star Wars: Rebel Assault II: The Hidden Empire


  • Who Wants To Beat Up A Millionaire (2000)

Gameboy Advanced:

  • Ninja Five-O

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:

  • Battlefield 1
  • For Honor
  • Outlast 2 (2017)


PlayStation 3:

PlayStation 4:

  • Battlefield 1
  • For Honor
  • Crash Bandicoot (Heard in a high pitch.)
  • Outlast 2 (2017)

PlayStation Portable:

PlayStation Vita:

Nintendo Switch:

  • Outlast 2 (2017)



  • Felix Marc - Liar (Heard at the 4:20 mark.)
  • Flying Lotus - Be Spin (2013)
  • Knife Party - EDM Death Machine (2013)
  • Pegboard Nerds - Blackout (2016)
  • Pendulum - Slam (2005) (Heard in a high pitch before the first drop.)


  • 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)
  • Ninja Gaiden II (Trailers)
  • 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


Image Gallery

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Audio Samples

External Links

Wikipedia entry of this sound effect