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Sign My Petition to ban the Wilhelm scream

The JOKE is over Hollywood. I’m tired of hearing the Wilhelm scream

It’s just not funny anymore.
Because it’s ubiquitous now.
It’s no longer an inside joke.
It’s jarring

In dramatic action packed scenes I start to cringe in anticipation for the Wilhelm Scream. Sometimes it catches me by surprise and totally screws me up and pops me out of my suspension of disbelief.

If you haven’t heard it before here it is…

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If you’re tired of it too leave a comment if not PLEASE explain yourself!

Category: Hollywood, Pet Peeve
  • Matthew Mills says:

    I too am getting sick and tired of hearing this effect. There are plenty of ways to get a thrilling, terrified or shocked scream. When I hear it I only think one thing; the sound director is lazy. It does nothing for any scene I have ever heard it in – two recent come to mind: The teaser trailer for Starcraft 2 HOTS and the movie Rock of Ages. Time to can this piece of trash.

    February 17, 2013 at 2:25 am
  • tom says:

    fuck the wilhelm scream

    March 3, 2013 at 7:40 pm
  • Andrew says:

    You guys are crazy. Long live the Wilhelm scream!

    March 25, 2013 at 10:27 am
  • Daniel Miles says:

    So, so tired of hearing this

    July 8, 2013 at 3:09 pm
  • Darran says:

    Where’s the petition? I want to help DESTROY this ridiculous sound effect, I have had enough!

    October 21, 2013 at 1:20 am
  • Luke says:

    I’ll sign anything I can find. I fucking hate this sound effect. I feel like the goofballs at Skywalker Sound still think it’s funny… I hear their “in joke” laughter every-time I hear this sound!

    April 20, 2014 at 9:24 am
  • Steve says:

    i hate this frickin scream enough that in the middle of a movie Iooked up where I could type this.

    December 14, 2014 at 11:30 pm
  • NOLAN LEWIS says:


    December 1, 2016 at 2:42 pm

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