This is 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: Originally a Warner Bros. sound effect
  • 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.

Used In

TV Shows

TV Specials

Movies

Music

  • 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
  • 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 2:

PlayStation 3:

PlayStation 4:

  • Darksiders
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Jak X: Combat Racing (Heard once in the opening scene.)
  • Marvel's Spider-Man
  • 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:

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:

  • Stealing the Diamond

Promos

YouTube Videos

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

Image Gallery

Wilhelm Scream/Image Gallery

Audio Samples

External Links

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