Lee and I were watching some Saturday morning cartoons, and Beauty and the Beast happened to be on this morning. It came to the scene where the mob of villagers storms the castle and the "furniture" fights back, remember that part?
Anyway, we're watching, thoroughly enjoying the fact that the furniture is attacking the villagers.
But then Lee turns to me and asked, "Did you just hear that scream? It's the "famous" scream!"
The "famous" scream...there's a scream?
He recently heard on NPR a bit on a famous stock scream used a lot in Hollywood. So he started googling and found out the "famous" scream is called the Wilhelm Scream.
The scream originated in 1951 in a movie called Distant Drums, but got it's name and greater fame when a character named Wilhelm got shot in the leg with an arrow in the movie The Charge at Feather River (1954). And this scream is now in everything!
You gotta check this Wilhelm Scream compilation:
I'm on the lookout now--or rather hear-out for the scream!