Tuesday, April 19, 2011


There's no real point to this today, just thought I'd jot down what I spent an obscene amount of time surfing the web for yesterday, lest I forget one day.

Most of my time was spent going through Tvtropes so, if you're as obsessive about this as I was, there you have it.

Wilhelm Scream

First heard it in A New Hope. I archived it in my head under "foley scream" and have since discovered it's a stock sound called something like "man gets biten by aligator and then he screams".

Police Radio

Like many others, I first found this one while playing SimCity 3000. Ever since then I've heard it everywhere. I couldn't even begin throwing out examples.

Howie Long Scream

Similar to the Wilhelm Scream, only, when I first heard it I thought "why are there TIE-fighters in this movie?"

Like me, there are many others whose dreams have been haunted by these sounds. There's also that one annoying baby laughter, that screeching cat, the playground noise, the metalic door opening... you know the ones I'm talking about. It's just good to know that I'm not, in fact, losing my mind and assimilating sounds in a perfectly identical way when I hear them.

1 comment:

  1. Ever since I heard the Wilhelm scream on QI a few years back, I can't help but comment on it every time I hear it in a movie or video game. It's a bit annoying when I'm working my way through Black Ops, completely focused and immersed and then I have to stop and go "oh, Wilhelm scream" as I blow a poor terrorist's legs off.