Listen To Some Of The Most Commonly Used Sound-Effects In Cinema

Have you ever heard a scream or sound effect in a movie that sounded strangely familiar? There's a good chance you weren't imagining things. Here are some of cinema's most iconic sounds – and where they originated.

The Tarzan yell, which first appeared in Tarzan the Ape Man (1932), was later used for animated series appearances of Tarzan; in the short-lived television series of the same name (1966-1968); two Star Wars films (Episodes VI and III); and in the James Bond film Octopussy.

"Castle thunder," originally recorded for Frankenstein in 1931, has since been used in hundreds of films, TV series, video games and commercials.


The Goofy Holler, commonly heard in Walt Disney cartoons and films, first appeared in The Art of Skiing (1941). It was originally recorded by a yodeller and Alpine ski racer named Hannès Schroll.

The Wilhelm Scream has been used in more than 200 movies (first in Distant Drums, 1951), but became really popular after being used in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977) and Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

The Universal Telephone Ring has been used in countless films and TV shows since the 1970s, when it was first recorded at Universal Studios


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The Howie Scream has been in heavy use since it first appeared in The Ninth Configuration (1980)


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