The Wilhelm Scream

A series of screams performed by an actor were recorded in 1951 for “Distant Drums,” a Warner Bros film. They were used for a scene where a man is bitten by an alligator. The recording was stored in the studio’s sound effects library, and has since been used in many of their films. Sound Designer Ben Burtt (Star Wars) tracked down the scream recording – which he named “Wilhelm” from a character who made the same scream in the 1953 film, “Charge at Feather River.” Ben Burtt has since placed the sound effect into almost all of his films…

Check out the history of the scream HERE

…And watch a VIDEO MONTAGE of Wilhelm’s screams HERE.

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One Response to “The Wilhelm Scream”

  1. Sespin Pratt says:

    One of the GREATEST posts ever.  Who knew???  good job, Junky!!!

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