The super fantastic “Wilhelm Scream” compilation

August 14, 2014

The Wilhelm Scream was first recorded for a Western entitled Distrant Drums, produced in 1951 and starring Gary Cooper. Warner Brothers soon became quite smitten with the now iconic shriek, and started using it most excessively. Years later, the now legendary Sound designer, Ben Burt began incorporating this infamous squeal into all of George Lucas’ epic productions (Star Wars, Raider of the Lost Ark etc.)

Click on the hokey cartoon below for the complete list of films throughout history, known to utilize said Scream as compiled by Steve Lee from


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