Found Sounds: I scream, you scream, we all SCREAM!
This weeks Found Sounds is getting a little spooky! We may be late on the bandwagon, but just because Halloween has passed doesn’t mean the screeches and the screams still can’t be heard.
What’s happening here…? I don’t want to know! The high pitch screeching of agony and terror is enough to give anyone the frights…
But not all screams are to scare the living daylights out of us. The original scream, the Wilhelm scream, was used for expression of despair and pain.
This particular scream sound is a film and television stock sound effect. It was named after Private Wilhelm, a character in The Charge at Feather River, an old Western movie, when the Private got shot with an arrow. It was first used in 1951 for the film Distant Drums, and is used for expression of hurt and despair rather than fright!
What is it that makes the scream so haunting? Is it the idea of fear, the way the high pitch pierces through you or the shock! Emmanuell Rangel has distorted his scream, giving it that disturbingly spooky edge:
But Hallows Eve has passed and once again we’re safe from evil spirits. But you can never be too wary….Tune in next week for more crazy sounds from the ‘Cloud.