The Wilhelm scream is a film and television stock sound effect that has been used in over 400 movies since 1951, usually for comedic effect. The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and The Hobbit film trilogy have utilized the sound.


The Lord of the Rings film trilogy

The Two Towers

The Return of the King

The Hobbit film trilogy

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

  • In the extended edition, when the dwarves and Bilbo make their way into Lake-town, they are stopped by some guards and the townspeople aid the Dwarves in knocking them out.
  • In the extended edition, when Thráin II is pulled in by Sauron as he and Gandalf are trying to escape Dol Guldur.

Video games

LEGO The Lord of the Rings: The Video Game

  • Heard faintly when Sauron is killing most of the Last Alliance soldiers.
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