Meet the younger brother of the Wilhelm Scream: Helmut!

The Wilhelm Scream is a frequently used sound effect cliche. You've probably heard this effect in some movies or games. It's ridiculous:

In 2002, Creative Heroes recorded sounds for an audio horror game. One of the voice actors was asked to act as if he fell out of a tree. This was the birth of what would later become the brother of the Wilhelm Scream: helmutscream.wav, a sound file resembling the same odd, ridiculous and hilarious characteristics as his old brother. Listen for yourself:

The Helmut scream is pretty long: 5 seconds. For a shorter version of this scream you can download the alternative short Helmut Scream. Listen to it here:

Feel free to download and use the Helmut Scream in your movie, game, commercial or other project. When you do, send us a message and we'll refer to your work on this page! Creative Heroes would like to thank Sjoerd Zaalberg van Zelst and Hugo Verweij.


Helmut Scream on Vandaag De Dag (16m14s)

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