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This is originally a Warner Bros. vocal effect of a man yelling, composed of 6 yells. The 4th yell is most often used when someone is shot, falls from a great height, thrown from an explosion, or kicked by some people. Debuted in Distant Drums in 1951. It shouldn't be confused with Voices - Male Assorted Screams. Very Wilhelm Like.

Info

  • First recorded: 1951
  • Creator: Sheb Wooley
  • Owner: Warner Bros. (1951-1977); Skywalker Sound (1977-present)
  • Origin: United States
  • Year debut: 1951
  • First heard: Distant Drums
  • Area used: Worldwide

This is a common sound effect complimation of a man yelling, which debuted in the 1951 Warner Bros. film Distant Drums. The fourth yell is perhaps the best known around the world, and many films, TV shows, and video games are fond of using this sound; this scream is used mainly for whenever someone is shot, dropped from a great height, thrown from an explosion, or attacked by someone. There is a 99% chance you have this scream heard before.

The voice actor of these screams is Sheb Wooley, but it was rumored performed by Ben Burtt, though he uses it fairly often and imitates the 4th scream well. Matthew Wood also does a convincing imitation of the 4th scream.

In 1977, Ben Burtt, who have worked at Skywalker Sound (formerly known as Sprocket Systems), took over its said sound department's library for the 20th Century Fox film Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope.

Used In

TV Shows

NOTE: Don't expect this sound effect in every TV show.

TV Specials

Movies

NOTE: Don't expect this sound effect in every film.

Music

  • The Living Tombstone - My Ordinary Life (2017)
  • Pop Will Eat Itself - Not Now James, We're Busy (1989)

Shorts

Commercials

Theme Parks

Video Games

Arcade:

  • Bionic Commando
  • Terminator Salvation: The Arcade Game

PC:

Xbox:

Xbox 360:

Xbox One:

  • Darksiders
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Mafia: Definitive Edition (Used in a cutscene when Paulie fires his Pistol at 1 Pursuer Car and the Pursuer Car hits the wall in the mission "An Offer You Can't Refuse".)
  • Resident Evil 6
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth (Heard once in the intro.)
  • Transformers: Fall of Cybertron (Heard when the Autobot soldier is killed by the playable Decepticon character.)
  • The Walking Dead (Heard when Doug is being dragged by the walkers.)

PlayStation:

PlayStation 2:

PlayStation 3:

  • Ben 10 Omniverse: The Game
  • Bionic Commando Rearmed
  • Darksiders
  • Grand Theft Auto IV
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Just Dance 4 (At the end of "Never Gonna Give You Up".)
  • Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Used in a cutscene if the player dies in the first chapter of "Revenge of the Sith".)
  • Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Rayman Origins
  • Resident Evil 6
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth (Heard once in the intro.)
  • Transformers: Fall of Cybertron (Heard when the Autobot soldier is killed by the playable Decepticon character.)
  • The Walking Dead (Heard when Doug is being dragged by the walkers.)

PlayStation 4:

  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (video game)
  • Darksiders
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Jak X: Combat Racing (Heard once in the opening scene.)
  • Mafia: Definitive Edition (Used in a cutscene when Paulie fires his Pistol at 1 Pursuer Car and the Pursuer Car hits the wall in the mission "An Offer You Can't Refuse".)
  • Marvel's Spider-Man
  • Pistol Whip Smoke & Thunder (PlayStation VR)
  • Resident Evil 6
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth (Heard once in the intro.)
  • Transformers: Fall of Cybertron (Heard when the Autobot soldier is killed by the playable Decepticon character.)
  • The Walking Dead (Heard when Doug is being dragged by the walkers.)

PlayStation Vita:

Atari 5200:

  • Danger Mouse

GameCube:

Wii:

3DS:

Wii U:

Nintendo 3DS:

Nintendo Switch:

  • Akane (Occasionally heard in a high pitch when killing enemies.)
  • Darksiders
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth (Heard once in the intro.)
  • The Walking Dead (Heard when Doug is being dragged by the walkers.)
  • WWE 2K Battlegrounds

Online:

  • Agent P: Rebel Spy (Sometimes it plays when a Normtrooper is destroyed)
  • Club Penguin (Sometimes it plays when a Stormtropper is defeated or shot in mid-air in the exclusive Blaster Game of the Star Wars Takeover)
  • Stealing the Diamond

Promos

  • AMC: Don't Mess With Mother Nature (2017) (Promos)
  • NBC The Voice (2011) (Promos)
  • Nicktoons Creepin' Weekends (2015) (Promos)
  • United Airlines Safety Video - Fly Like a Superhero (#SpiderManFarFromHome 7.2) (2019)

Web Originals

Online Videos

Twitter:

  • RealAnonTheAnon

YouTube:

  • 10 FUNNY Fast Food FAILS That Will Make You Want to Eat at Home (Part 2)
  • 25 Ways To Die In Endorphin
  • 50 Ways to Die in Minecraft Videos
  • Against The Odds: Star Wars Fan Film (Heard once)
  • Aiden Andrews (Heard twice in Apostrophe the movie part 13)
  • Amphibia: After Season 1 (Part 2) (2nd and 4th screams)
  • Angry Video Game Nerd (Heard once in "The Wizard and Super Mario Bros. 3".)
  • Animals Getting Shocked with Funny Sounds!!
  • Animator vs. Animation Shorts
  • Ask Charlie (Charlie The Drunk Guinea Pig)
  • Atomic Cartoons Holiday AniJam 2015
  • Back to School Nightmare (MindGame Studios)
  • Batman - Bad Days - Episode 9
  • The Beanie Babies Movie (2009)
  • The Best Pals Hand Movie (2018) (Heard twice)
  • BigJackFilms
  • Bootsy Beats... Battletoads (NES) (Heard once in Part 3.)
  • The Caddicarus Show
  • chip599XX // Videogame Republic Productions (Heard in "If chip599XX was Surrounded in Inkopolis", "Tails and Cream finds a Model T with Mafioso" and "Ninjala vs Mafia".)
  • Crash Course (Heard mostly in "Thought Bubble" segments.)
  • Cssquarepants
  • Dick Figures (Heard once in "First Day of Cool". It doesn't happen in Dick Figures: The Movie.)
  • Dora The Explorer Goes Black Friday Shopping! (2016) (4th Scream) (Heard twice in the gunshot and man killed)
  • Epic Rap Battles of History (Heard once in "Harry Potter vs. Luke Skywalker".)
  • Feisty Films Sketches
  • Fgteev (heard once in the amazing frog in escaping granny and in the amazing frog Monster Granny in a normal pitch and in a high pitch in the amazing frog Scrooge mcduck)
  • TheGermanofSodor
  • Glove and Boots
  • Go!Animate The Movie (2006)
  • Godzilla meets My Little Pony
  • Gridline Rap Battles (Heard once in "Han Solo vs. Neil Armstrong".)
  • GTA 5 - TOMMY VERCETTI in Los Santos - 1986 📼
  • Hoffy1138
  • Hotel Mario Missing Cutscenses
  • IF TF2 WAS REALISTIC 6 (SFM)
  • James A Williams Videos
  • Johnny Kobayakawa
  • KAISER VS
  • KATY PERRY - Roar (#WITHOUTMUSIC parody)
  • The Kirby Collab 3
  • Lego Batman: Jokers Team-Up! (Forrestfire101)
  • The Lego Batman, Spider-Man, & Superman Movie (Forrestfire101)
  • Lego Captain America (Forrestfire101)
  • The LEGO Ninjago Movie | Outtakes | Cartoon Network
  • Lego Street Shootout (Keshen8)
  • Los Santos High School III
  • Marvel Mash-Ups
  • Minecraft Parody - THE JUNGLE BOOK (Minecraft Animation)
  • Minecraft Parody - SAUSAGE PARTY (Minecraft Animation)
  • Minecraft Parody - TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (Minecraft Animation)
  • Minute Minecraft Parodies
  • MisterLorgin
  • MrA thehedgehog
  • MrTennek
  • Need for Speed: Carbon - Canyon Cops 4
  • Need For Speed: Carbon - Canyon Cops 5
  • Nicholas Dodge Animations ( heard once in Prehistoric World Tyrannosaurus when the T-Rex eats a human)
  • Nostalgia Critic
  • Projekt 66 a Star Wars Story (German Minecraft Star Wars Fanfilm)
  • Object Show Shorts
  • An Okay Place to Eat
  • Powdered Toast Man (a Ren & Stimpy fan film by Chris .R. Notarile) (The 4th, 2nd & 6th Screams Can be heard in the end.)
  • Power-Man and Big Chin (Heard once in "Daddy Long Legs Gets Washed Off The Webber Spout!" when Daddy Long Legs gets pushed out of the large house from Big Chin.)
  • Random Encounters (Heard once in "The K Rool Way".)
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Ren - Fan Film
  • Shelly and Terry (2020)
  • Simon's Cat (Heard once in "Scaredy Cat".)
  • SMG4 Videos
  • Smosh Videos
  • SmurfyDan
  • Sunset Paradise (Heard once in "The Silence of the Yams" in a low volume.)
  • Super Smosh (Heard a few times in "Plego".)
  • Talking Tom and Friends (Heard twice in "The Great Taxi Race" and "The Old Roommate".)
  • This Is America 2
  • Thomas1Edward2Henry3
  • Tonia LaJaunie Videos (Heard in "Dr. Seuss' Crash Bandicoot™ The Movie: The Thievius Raccoonus", Used in a Flounder if the take cover in the underwater.)
  • Ultimate Magic Duel (MLP in real life)
  • Victor Tanzig
  • Webkinz 2: Ghostly Host (2015)
  • WhitneyGoLucky (Used when a character crashes off-screen.)
  • YEAHMAP Funny Moments Videos
  • You Know What's Bullshit?! (Heard once in "Car GPS".)

Trailers

TV Spots

Logos

  • Njutafilms (Logos)
  • Five Screws Inc. (Heard at the end of the logo.)

Other Media

  • Instrument of God (Other)
  • Plotagon

Special Features

  • Toy Story of Terror! DVD and Blu-Ray: Transitron (2014)

Anime

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Wilhelm Scream/Image Gallery

Audio Samples

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