We’re by now inured to the sound of screams in film, whether of women (Kate Capshaw in Temple of Doom a notorious offender) and especially children (War of the Worlds and World War Z) screeching in the movies, but very little real notice has been given to the adult male shriek, either inchoate or, in the case of the first clip, vocalizing words.
Without further ado, a few choice cuts:
DEAD MEN DON’T WEAR PLAID (1982)
The great funny man, Steve Martin
QUANTUM OF SOLACE (2008)
Check out Matthieu Alamaric’s weird yelping -1:30 in:
DIRTY HARRY (1971)
To paraphrase the song: ‘Uh-ho, Scorpio’s (Andy Robinson) got a hot one for you’
INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1978)
this better-than-the-original sci-fi remake concludes with Donald Sutherland’s plot twisting, memorable, not entirely human klaxon
THE THING (1982)
another extraterrestrial entry, nearly as unsettling as Sutherland’s above.
And of course the world famous (ish) Wilhelm Scream, the sound effect used in over 400 films and TV shows:
Chewing Loudly in the Movies (pt I) followed by Nasal Snuffling whilst Eating (II) and Solus (III) thence Nose Whistling (chapters I-V).