1. A stock sound effect originally from the movie Distant Drums, released in 1951. Many speculate that the sound was voiced by actor Sheb Wooley, as he was credited as a voice actor for the film. Since then, many sound designers have used the wilhelm scream as a sort of inside joke.
It has been featured in films by Quentin Tarantino, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, many Disney films, and quite a few more. More recently, the wilhelm scream has been used in television shows, music, video games, and internet videos.
2. A Wilhelm Scream is a melodic hardcore punk band from New Bedford, Massachusetts, started in 1996. Having been previously gone under the names Smackin' Isaiah and Koen, the band changed its name to A Wilhelm Scream, a reference to the above stock sound effect. Many critics have referenced Strike Anywhere
, Propagandhi, and Hot Water Music as similar artists.
1. Hey, did you hear the Wilhelm Scream in God of War? The sound designer must have had sense of humor.
2. Dude! I got my ticket to see A Wilhelm Scream and The Unseen on March 30th! I'm gonna mosh my socks off!