Monday, December 15, 2003

The Wilhelm Scream

So it didn't go unnoticed when a particular scream appeared once in each Star Wars movie -- The stormtrooper plummeting down the Death Star chasm; a trooper tossed from the freezing platform by an enraged Wookiee; a normally tight-lipped Weequay plunging into the grisly maw of the Sarlacc. It had to be more than coincidence. There had to be a story behind all this.

Watch the movie. After hearing that scream dozens of times, you'll think you're playing a video game. Which makes me wonder, where can I find a list of games that use this? I bet it's not limited to Star Wars or Lucas-related games, either.