Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Wilhelm Scream

I heard of this thing called a Wilhelm scream on a podcast. It pops up in the occasional movie, including the "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" films, and the Simon Pegg alien movie "Paul" that comes out in March. I thought it was a name for a general kind of over-the-top scream, but no. It's a collection of sound files (six total, though a couple are most recognizable) that have been used over and over again, for decades now, to humorous effect for people in the know. Watch and find it funny:

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