The Howie scream (also known as the Howie Long scream or Screams 3; Man, Gut-wrenching Scream And Fall Into Distance) is a frequently-used film and television stock sound effect for a scream. Believed to have originated in 1980 as a sound effect in the movie The Ninth Configuration, the sound effect is featured as Screams 3; Man, Gut-wrenching Scream And Fall Into Distance in a Hollywood Edge sound library called The Premiere Edition. Often compared to the Wilhelm scream, its prominence in a number of movies has given it a few nicknames such as Howie Long Scream, in reference to Howie Long's death scene in the movie Broken Arrow, and the TIE Fighter scream, for its similarity to the sound the passing fighters make in the 1977 film Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The Howie scream has also been referred to by its onomatopoeia, Youraagh.

It has also been used in video games such as Half-Life 2 as a faster version called the "Fast Zombie Yell", Starcraft as the response noise for the Terran Academy, and Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare as a sound effect for when the player completes a challenge.


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