Meet the younger brother of the Wilhelm Scream: Helmut!
Year: 2011 – now
Creative Heroes: Sander Huiberts, Richard van Tol
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 (‘Dark – a Garden Wander’). We had never heard of Wilhelm Scream by that time. 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.