Friday, June 19, 2009

Episode 26 Wilhelm Scream

Episode 26

Wilhelm Scream

Hello and welcome to episode 26 of Jay Wont dart's podcast, where I use sound clips in every episode, sometimes dedicating whole episodes to particular effects.

This episode, the Wilhelm Scream, probably one of the most famous sound clips about.

My intro was from No Agenda 103, some weird connection problem for John and Adam.

Just to jog your memory, this is the Wilhelm Scream.


This was the first use of the sound effect, the movie Distant Drums back in 1951, as the people cross a river, one of them is dragged underneath by an alligator.

Heres what Wikipedia has to say about the famous scream.

I notice lots of movies that have the Wilhelm Scream, a lot of famous movies feature it, Spiderman, The Fifth Element, the I think all of the Star Wars movies, not sure, Die Hard with a Vengeance, Toy Story, Lord of the Rings 2 and 3, Reservoir Dogs, Gremlins 2, basically all kinds of famous movies all with the same little scream effect, . Its often used when someone is stabbed, or falls to their death, something when someone gets quickly taken care of.

I found this program about the history of the Wilhelm Scream.

Thank you for listening to this short episode! My long outro, for padding, is from No Agenda 103, talking about Taylor Swift.

If you want to contact me, even just to say you listened, send an email to, j a y w o n t d a r t @, I'd appreciate it.

Have a super happy day, bye.

The first wilhelm scream video clip

history of wilhelm video

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