Wilhelm Scream

A list of films that incorporate the Wilhelm Scream. I haven't seen all of these so if you can help me out to identify where the scream occurs then please comment below. Also comment if I've missed any films out. I have gathered this information from various sources online.

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There are 57 horror films in this list.

  • Them!


    Can be heard four times in the film. When the giant ants attack the crew of the ship at sea, when James Whitmore's character Police Sgt. Ben Peterson is throttled to death by a giant ant, when a soldier is struck by the falling debris in the sewer and when James Arness gets separated from the rest of the Army and ants try to attack him. The ceiling falls in and while he reloading his weapon, an ant tries to attack him. There's also a scream off-screen from Peterson's partner, Ed Blackburn when he investigates the sounds made by the ants.

  • The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires

    The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires

    During the big fight scene at the village (at 1hr 12mns) when Van Helsing shoves a zombie into the fire pit.

  • The Ninth Configuration
  • Swamp Thing

    Swamp Thing

    Can be heard as Swamp Thing throws a thug out of his speed boat.

  • Poltergeist



    When the TV plays Go for Broke!, one of the soldiers screams.

  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch

    Gremlins 2: The New Batch

    As a victim is covered in gremlins and he falls off of a ledge.

  • Serial Mom
  • Runaway Brain

    Runaway Brain

    Mickey Mouse is playing a video game when his game character dies.

  • Alien Resurrection

    Alien Resurrection

    A soldier in the last escape pod when the alien enters it, right before Perez asks for the grenade.

  • Shaun of the Dead

    Shaun of the Dead


    The famous sound effect can be heard faintly in the background when the soldiers initially come to the rescue.

  • The Ring Two

    The Ring Two

    Right after Rachel jumps down to the river and is about to hit the rocks you can hear the Wilhelm Scream right before it fades to black.

  • Feast
  • Doom


    Several times when Pinky is attacked by one of the creatures.

  • Simon Says

    Simon Says

    Heard when Zack notices the tripwire and jumps and rolls down the big hill. It's also heard again under the exterior shot of the "Miner Tool and Gear" building shown after the end credits.

  • Shadow: Dead Riot

    Shadow: Dead Riot

    Several times during the prison riot scene in the beginning as the guards are shooting the prisoners.

  • Abominable


    When one of the campers is grabbed by sasquatch.

  • Black Sheep

    Black Sheep

    While the people at Angus's speech are being attacked by the sheep, two men try to get into a car, and the one on the driver's side gets pulled down by a sheep and screams.

  • Dragon Wars: D-War

    Dragon Wars: D-War

    When the dragon steps over the villager during the flashback sequence, and also later when a dragon throws a policeman into a car windshield.

  • Resident Evil: Extinction

    Resident Evil: Extinction

    The man who is using the flamethrower when he gets knocked off the top of the truck by the infected ravens.

  • My Name Is Bruce

    My Name Is Bruce

    When Bruce is running from Guandi, and is shooting randomly, he hits one of the townspeople.

  • 30 Days of Night

    30 Days of Night


    Heard after man is thrown off metal roof by vampire during the initial attacks on Barrow.

  • The Mist

    The Mist

    When Cornell dies.

    Actor Samuel Witwer plays the role of Private Jessup in the film. Singer/actor Sheb Wooley, whom by many is said to be the voice behind the Wilhelm scream played a role with the same name and rank in the movie Distant Drums, which is the first movie that features the Wilhelm scream.

  • Colin


    During the house siege sequence as the first human falls into the zombie horde.

  • Army of the Dead

    Army of the Dead

    37 minutes in.

    Thanks for the find Foxhack.

  • Zombie Strippers!

    Zombie Strippers!

    Man thrown off stage by stripper.

  • Virus Undead
  • The Burrowers

    The Burrowers

    During the ambush in the woods, an Indian screams after getting shot.

  • Amusement


    When Lisa is upstairs in the home of the Laugh, unknowingly speaking directly to him.

  • Against the Dark

    Against the Dark

    Very faintly heard when Tao (Steven Seagal) throws a vampire through a wall near the end of the film.

  • Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead

    Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead

    The cannibal falls from the truck towards the end of the film.

  • The House of the Devil
  • Last of the Living

    Last of the Living

    Heard when Johnny, Ash, Stef, and Morgan are fighting their way into the Center for Disease Control Center and they hit one of the zombies.

  • Detour


    When the cop and the girl enter the house at just over the one hour mark a scream is heard.

  • Brainstorming


    When the boom operator gets killed.

  • Hatchet II

    Hatchet II

    When Cleatus is thrown of the boat.

  • Sharktopus


    When the Sharktopus eats the second kid throwing a football.

  • 51
  • Camel Spiders

    Camel Spiders

    Heard when one of the characters is attacked outside the diner.

  • Kill List

    Kill List

    When Gal fires his shotgun at the masked pursuers just after the hanging.

  • Chillerama


    In the Wadzilla segment when Miles makes the sperm sample.

    3 times in a row. When all the zombies were going crazy out in the drive in and the zombie pinned the guy to the hood of the car.

  • The Cabin in the Woods

    The Cabin in the Woods


    At 1:16:50

    Thanks Gabriel_R

  • John Dies at the End
  • Nazis at the Center of the Earth

    Nazis at the Center of the Earth

    Heard during the firefight in the opening scene.

  • Crawlspace


    At 7:27 into the movie.

  • Rise of the Animals

    Rise of the Animals

    At around 57:30.

    Thanks for the find Foxhack :-)

  • Cannon Fodder

    Cannon Fodder

    As a nod to his favorite films, the director insisted on using the famous "Wilhelm Scream" in the film, although the character is not falling... The scream was hidden towards the end of the film.

  • Piranhaconda


    At 1:02.

    Thanks for the find Gabriel_R.

  • Shark Week

    Shark Week

    Heard at the very end when Tiburon falls off the cliff.

  • Grabbers



    In the beginning of the movie when the Skipper is grabbed overboard.

  • It Follows
  • The Girl with All the Gifts
  • Massacre on Aisle 12

    Massacre on Aisle 12

    Is heard at 1:08:40, when Black Jack gets killed with the chainsaw.

  • The Mansion

    The Mansion

    At 1:28:22

    Thanks Gabriel_R

  • Snake Outta Compton

    Snake Outta Compton

    There's a Wilhelm scream in the trailer at 1:58 here: youtu.be/Ytv-2Na65pc

    Thanks for the find Michael SweatpantsDisco (and for giving this movie all the attention haha!).

  • Office Uprising

    Office Uprising

    Wilhelm scream in the introduction.

    Thanks for the find Virgil Verba.

  • Patient Zero

    Patient Zero

    At the 1:06:16 mark. It's edited nicely into the background (or at least not in the foreground) but it's definitely there. Nice and tasteful.

    Thanks for the find Michael SweatpantsDisco.

  • Hell Fest

    Hell Fest

    Thanks for the find Michael SweatpantsDisco.