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->''"A good many dramatic situations begin with screaming."''
-->-- ''Film/{{Barbarella}}''

A character finds something out, sees something frightening, or has something utterly horrible happen to them, and, as a result, they scream. Cut to a shot of the surrounding area with the audio of the scream still going, then to the countryside (where it might disturb livestock or a farmer or cause birds to burst from the brush in a panic), and possibly further back to a shot of Earth from space all the while with the scream still looped in the background (it has been applied to the BigNo as well).

Sometimes this is abbreviated by showing the character as they see something frightening or as they inhale, and then [[DistantReactionShot cutting away to a distant location]] while a muted scream plays in the background.

As an alternative, this can be done as an explicit parody of Creator/EdvardMunch's painting "The Scream"; in particularly well-done instances, the art style will [[ArtShift morph rapidly]] to match Munch's expressionist style for a few seconds.

Almost universally a comedic trope. If it's not, expect a HUGE TearJerker.

For a superpowered version see MakeMeWannaShout.

See also BigNo, SkywardScream, ScreamDiscretionShot, DeathWail, ScreamsLikeALittleGirl, OverlyLongScream, ScreamingWoman, and DistantReactionShot for the non-scream version of the cut. SayMyName can be screamed in dramatic moments. Sometimes overlaps with AtomicFBomb or leads to a HeroicBlueScreenOfDeath. Not to be confused with AndIMustScream. If this is done in music, it may be a case of MetalScream, CarefulWithThatAxe, and/or HarshVocals.

Generally a discredited trope from overuse and {{narm}}: more modern media created after TheNoughties or TheNewTens will usually have the BigNo, or the ScreamingWoman, or some other screaming trope if it's intended to be fairly kid-friendly, or an AtomicFBomb / ClusterFBomb alone or combined with the previous if it's aimed at older audiences.



* Used for parody effect in a late 2004 commercial for the "Geek Squad" computer tech support service.
* A Taco Bell ad featuring short-lived mascots Nacho and Dog (no relation to the chihuahua) had the two screaming loud enough to crack the glass on a distant alien spacecraft... because they had reached the bottom of the food bag. A moment later, they remembered they had plenty more bags in a short reach.
* Greenpeace is using [[http://cdn.phys.org/newman/gfx/news/hires/2011/thedutchbase.jpg a radiation symbol in the shape of the Scream face]] as a protest against nuclear power.
* Was also used for a Glade Plug-Ins commercial. The painting was animated and reacted to the bad smells in the area before the plug-in was activated.
* Terminix combines this with ScreamDiscretionShot in one commercial.
-->"It's roach season!"

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* In both the Manga and the Anime {{OVA}} of Creator/JunjiIto[='=]'s ''Manga/{{Gyo}}'', the deuteragonist (protagonist in the [=OVA=]) Kaori has plenty of screaming moments.
** In fact, TheScream seems to be a trope shared among a good quantity of Ito's works.
* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'', when Duo Maxwell sees his Gundam Deathscythe destroyed right in front of him, he lets out an overblown, reaching-into-space scream. When his English voice actor Scott [=McNeil=] was asked how he came up with such a scream, he said that it was a copy of a scream he did when his wife was backing out of the driveway and accidentally ran over and damaged his motorcycle.
* Done by Setsuna in episode 23 of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' when he arrives [[spoiler: too late to save Neil!Lockon]]. Made [[TearJerker even more moving]] by the fact that you see [[TheStoic him]] [[NotSoStoic shudder and try unsuccessfully to hold back from crying]], then the camera cuts away to the backdrop of space just as you see his tear stained face and then the scream ensues. [[spoiler: [[SayMyName "LOOOOOCKOOOOOOONNNNNN!!!"]]]]
* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', [[spoiler:Hohenheim]] pulls one in his {{Backstory}}. It's totally justified.
** Greed[[spoiler:ling]] pulls off one when he remembers his friend Bido, who [[spoiler:he just killed in cold blood.]]
** Scar does it too at one point, as, in all likelihood, did most of the fanbase after reading [[WhamEpisode chapters 100 and 104]] of the manga.
** Edward starts off the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime version]] with one. Not that we blame him.
* Used for serious effect in the ''Anime/SoulEater'' anime. Maka is fighting Asura [[spoiler: unconscious and in her weapon form.]] Asura fights her off by ''stabbing his hand into her chest.'' Maka let's out a scream so chilling, anyone who's ever had a serious injury will remember it.
* Used in an episode of ''Manga/DGrayMan'' when [[spoiler: Road stabs Allen in the eye with a pointed candle]] and also beforehand, [[spoiler: when he rips his once-stuck arm from the wall.]] FridgeHorror kicks in when you realize he can't see Akuma without his formerly good eye. The scene cuts all around the room until he pulls the candle out, not allowing you to look at it.
* Used repeatedly in ''Anime/ElHazardTheMagnificentWorld'' as a RunningGag.
* ''Anime/ExcelSaga'', ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'', ''Anime/{{Naruto}}'', ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka'', ''Anime/OruchubanEbichu'', and ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' all contain examples of the Munch-parody variation. ''Anime/ExcelSaga'' took it a step further by parodying the ''parody'' on its second use - the parody turned out to be a standee, which fell away from the characters.
* In the twelfth episode of the TV series of ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'', Sayoko gives TheScream on waking up next to Mara.
* Taken to an extreme in ''Anime/PaniPoniDash'', where Becky Miyamoto screams so loudly that the onomatopoeia splits the ceiling and calls down a PillarOfLight. Meanwhile, a crowd in Cairo is shown to be alarmed.
* Another example of being caused by anguish, in ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'''s second OVA, the android Zero, having taken Ryoko's form and memories, is ordered to kill Tenchi due to how her emotional reactions (inherited from what she copied of Ryoko) are interfering with her mission of capturing Washu. Reflecting on the order, she makes to stab Tenchi with a dagger, and the image cuts away to her agonized scream as we pull out from the room to the house, to the exterior galaxy...all the way out to Dr. Clay's ship hovering (potentially outside of conventional reality itself). However, the next episode makes it clear this is an exaggeration, as not only does this not wake up the entire house, but Tenchi sleeps right through it AND Zero plunging the energy dagger into his pillow inches from his head.
* In ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'': "OYAJIIIII!"
* Renton from ''Anime/EurekaSeven'' unleashes a horrifying scream in Episode 20.
* Cheza from ''Manga/WolfsRain'' definitely fits this. Upon seeing or just ''sensing'' spilled wolf's blood nearby, she gives an unnervingly loud and high-pitched scream. The first time she did, Toboe went ''crazy''. His increasing hysteria overlapped with a wolf's howls of pain can be unsettling.
** Also a potential subversion in the fact that only the wolves seem to notice it.
*** Another time Cheza screams is near the end, when [[spoiler: Giant-Crazy-Wolf!Darcia hauls her around in his jaws by the '''spine'''.]] Very much on the TearJerker side.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':
** Shinji Ikari gets to do this a lot. ''A lot''. His biggest one comes in ''End of Evangelion'' when he comes across what's left of Unit-02 and Asuka after the Mass-Production EVA are through with them, which rockets the poor guy across the DespairEventHorizon at record speed. Very much NOT PlayedForLaughs.
** ''End of Evangelion'' also had a shot where the entire humanity screams (wordlessly and in a very unpleasant pitch) when they realized that TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt has begun and they are disintegrating into their base components.
** Asuka [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9Sb9z2cR7E gets in on it]] as well.
* A comedic version occurs in ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' when Nuriko, sleeping peacefully, is woken up in the morning by Miaka cracking open his eye and shining a flashlight into it. Cut to the palace exterior and Creator/ChikaSakamoto issuing a truly fantastic scream that's both bloodcurdling and hilarious.
* Lelouch lets one out in ''Anime/CodeGeass R2'' after he sees [[spoiler:Shirley die in front of him]]. TearJerker variety.
** He gets one early on in the first series with his mother's assassination and Nunnally's injury at Aries Villa (in this case, combined with [[SayMyName Nunnally's name]]). He only screams like this twice in the whole story, and they both ''hurt''.
* A mild instance of the trope is used for comedy in one of the ''VideoGame/HarukanaruTokiNoNakaDe - Hachiyou Shou'' OAV episodes: when Yasuaki [[StealthHiBye unexpectedly pops up behind Tenma at the worst possible moment]], the camera very briefly cuts to a shot of [[TrappedInAnotherWorld Kyou]] from above, with Tenma's scream in the background.
* [[spoiler:Hitsugaya]] from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' lets out one of these when [[spoiler:he's tricked by his arch enemy Aizen (via his shikai) into stabbing his childhood friend Hinamori to almost death.]]
** And Loly does this in the manga after Grimmjow tears off her leg and in the anime when he stomps on her instead of tearing off her leg.
** Shinji lets out a good one [[spoiler: in the flashback arc, when he realizes just how badly Aizen screwed him over. Made even more horrifying by the fact that [[BodyHorror he was being hollowfied at the time.]]]]
** Rukia does this after Gin [[KickTheDog breaks her resolve with words]].
** Soifon does this as she's being hit with Barragan's "Respira" attack which has ''the power to age flesh and bone into nothingness''.
* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', when Super Buu is frustrated enough, he can scream so hard it tears holes in the barrier between dimensions.
** Don Para becomes so afraid that he [[CrowningMomentOfFunny literally transforms into the painting for a few second]] in ''Anime/DragonBallGT''.
** Gohan's ascension into Super Saiyan 2 comes accompained by one such screams. A screamthat seems to have come from hell itself...
* Done for comedy in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljkujK52H34 this scene]] from ''Anime/OnePiece'' where Boa ''thinks'' Luffy is cheating on her. (Of course, Luffy barely even knows who their assailant is, nor does he really care much for Boa; she's paranoid.)
* In the climax of the third ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai'' movie, [[spoiler:Asagami Fujino, already dying from a ruptured appendix at the time, is at Shiki's mercy. With the knife poised over her Fujino screams '''''BEND!!!!''''', and the view zooms out to the entirety of the bridge where they were fighting, followed by the [[MindOverMatter said bridge bending and collapsing entirely.]] A CrowningMomentOfAwesome for Fujino, followed by a TearJerker.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SBWXnQHRl0 The piano scene]] from episode 3 of ''Anime/{{Kaiba}}'' uses a skyward anguished sob that's powerful enough to be a scream. That single scene, plus the buildup over the first episode...Did you know crying can sometimes be [[TearJerker like]] [[SandInMyEyes yawning]]?
* Shusei does this in episode 10 of ''Manga/BetrayalKnowsMyName'' as Ashley tortures him via a voodoo doll.
* Harima from ''Manga/SchoolRumble'' turned into ''The Scream'' when Yakumo showed no fear toward the anime editor.
* In a tragic example from ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', Guts lets out a rageful one of these in the climax of the Eclipse after [[spoiler:Casca falls limp out of the arms of her rapist Femto and lands on the ground in front of him -- the last thing he sees before the demons holding him down claw out his right eye]].
* In ''Anime/YuGiOh'', the pharaoh realizes that Bakura's voice was somehow still resonating even when he was supposedly gone in the past. This is impossible, unless, he realizes: "Unless... this is all just a game?" The word 'game' echoes as the scene pans and expands, until it reveals that indeed, the entire world is a game board.
* An ''epic'' one happens in ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'' when Stocking goes on an extreme diet to the point of starvation, only to find herself gaining weight regardless. Cue Stocking gorging out on Swiss rolls, fueled by UnstoppableRage.
* During episode 15 of ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'', we are greeted to a flashback of a younger Nice Holystone experimenting with explosive chemicals. The mixture explodes in her face, [[ScarsAreForever scarring her,]] [[EyeScream destroying her eye,]] and making her deliver an ear drum rattling scream, that lasts until the flashback ends.
* In ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'', Z's [[DissonantLaughter laughter at his newfound power and victory]] is quickly replaced by one of these when he sees [[EldritchAbomination Tok]][[PhysicalGod im]][[PowersThatBe i]] behind him.
* Otani of ''Manga/LovelyComplex'' does [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7DoEVyvWgs this]] after Maity blows in his ear to wake him up during class.
* [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Comedic example]] in ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' when Kyo wakes up and sees that Ayame, who Yuki has kicked out, has snuck into bed with him. Cue TheScream.
* ''[[Manga/BlackButler Black Butler II]]'' episode 10. It begins with Hannah talking to Ciel and saying that she has something to show him. Then her mouth opens unnaturally wide to reveal [[BodyHorror this black abyss where the inside of a human mouth would be]]. The eye she stole from Alois Trancy is rooted in the back of her throat, and since Ciel's soul has been partially fused with Alois's at this point, he's basically staring at himself from inside her. Hannah watches calmly while Ciel suffers a [[FreakOut severe nervous breakdown]] and screams before falling unconscious.
* In ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'', Ganta does this understandably as he's being forced to watch the Carnival of Corpses.
* In ''Manga/ElfenLied'', Kouta does this after he sees his sister get killed in front of him by Lucy.
* In ''Anime/BlackRockShooter'', Mato does this when she wakes up in Black Rock Shooter's body... [[spoiler: a few seconds after BRS just impaled Dead Master, who has the same face as Mato's friend Yomi, on a katana.]]
* Happens in the ''Anime/AllPurposeCulturalCatGirlNukuNuku'' OVA. Kyuusaku exploits Akiko's desire to be a good mother to Ryuunosuke by getting her to do all the household chores; the penny finally drops when she realizes her situation is no different to when she was living apart from them, and she pulls the Scream pose.
* In the movie version of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'', Fate's scream can be seen echoing across the city when Signum steals her Linker Core.

* Used to unique effect with the Franchise/MarvelUniverse character [[ComicBook/TheInhumans Black Bolt]], whose voice was a sonic weapon; early in his run, his scream could destroy cities. [[PowerCreepPowerSeep As time went on]], it became his ''whisper'' that could destroy cities. The possibility of him screaming made ''gods'' stand at attention!
** SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} played with this in the game ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance'', by trying to get Black Bolt to say the word spatula, just to see how much destruction it would cause.
** Used in the ''ComicBook/WorldWarHulk'' story to show how tough Hulk was. He didn't come to hear Black Bolt whisper. He came to hear him scream.
** In ComicBook/EarthX, he screams his loudest scream yet, but does not use it for purposes of destruction...
* You want overblown? In a ''DonaldDuck'' story from Italy or someplace, Donald manages to really mess up Scrooge's finances while the latter is on an enforced vacation. Nothing happens for a moment, then the nearest TV cuts to a special bulletin about a deafening blast of air that's crossing the globe, just in time to have it strike the studio. "-'''AAAAAAAAAAAAA'''-"
* An extended Don Martin story has Fester making a fortune displaying his sidekick Carbunkle's imperviously hard head, but falling objects intended for his head usually land on Fester's foot - one example resulting in a yell that can be heard by the Yeti in the Himalayas.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Mild example: A couple of times when the father in ''ComicStrip/{{Curtis}}'' hurt his back, his scream accompanied a diagonal view of the outside of the apartment building.
* In one ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' strip, Calvin, upon learning that Rosalyn is coming to babysit again, lets out a large "AAAAAAUUUUUUGGGGGGHHHHHH!" that takes up the top half-inch of the entire strip, and continues throughout the next strip, prompting his mother to say "For heaven's sake, Calvin, take a breath before you pass out on the floor!"
* In "Wiener Dog Art", a collection of ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' strips, Gary Larson replaces the man in "The Scream" with a wiener dog who is apparently screaming "[[FunetikAksent Edvard, you vierdo you!]]"

[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* Happens twice in ''Fanfic/KyonBigDamnHero'', both times when girls are seeing evidence of a voyeuristic illegal photography ring in their school.
* Two dramatic examples in ''FanFic/DiariesOfAMadman''. The first is Discord realising he screwed up his own plan, with the scream of rage being heard for miles. The second is Navarone's scream of despair [[ShapeShifterModeLock at being trapped in]] [[GenderBender female form]].

[[folder:Film - Animated]]
* ''Disney/BrotherBear'': When Kenai realizes he's been turned into a bear, he screams so loudly it can be heard from ''miles away.''
* ''[[Disney/{{Moana}} Moana]]'': Heihei the rooster, who's is [[TheDitz unbelievably dumb]] lets out a ''[[OverlyLongScream massively long-winded squawk of terror ]]'' upon finding out he's accidentally ended up in the ocean on Moana's boat. It takes some gentle coaxing by Moana, and a [[ItMakesSenseInContext halved coconut shell]], to snap him out of it.

[[folder:Film - Live Action]]
* In the first ''Film/HomeAlone'' movie, when Kevin applies aftershave and "feels the burn."
* ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'': "Here's where Cameron goes berserk."
* In ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', Westley is being tortured by Count Rugen. When the evil Prince Humperdinck pushes Rugen's device to its maximum power, and Westley starts screaming, the camera cuts to the countryside, again to the castle, and again to the village beyond, where the townsfolk look about, wondering where the scream is originating from. It's a plot point, in that Inigo and Fezzik start looking for Westley because of the scream.
-->'''Inigo:''' Do you hear that, Fezzik? That is the sound of ultimate suffering. My heart made that sound when the [[YouKilledMyFather six-fingered man killed my father]]. The Man in Black makes it now.
* In ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan,'' Khan traps Kirk et al on the Regulus planetoid, then refuses to rise to Kirk's baiting. Kirk screams [[TheKhan "Khaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan!"]] which somehow can be heard ''outside'' the planetoid, echoing through the vastness of space.
* Back in the 1930s, this was still serious, and an early scene in ''Film/{{M}}'' has a distraught mother calling for her missing daughter as the camera cuts further and further away. Somehow avoids {{Narm}}, and is a chillingly effective scene.
* Played straight in ''Film/TheWickerMan1973'', with the line "In the name of God, THINK WHAT YOU'RE DOING!" Cut to the sunset, with "doing" echoing. And guess what? It's really creepy.
* Used in ''Film/TheGodfather'' when Woltz finds the head of his prized stallion in his bed and screams, and we then cut to the outside of his house and still hear him screaming.
** Michael himself lets out one of these in ''Film/TheGodfatherPartIII'' after [[spoiler:his daughter Mary is gunned down]].
* The BigNo from Treebeard in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''. Cut to hundreds of miles away... Doubles as an EpicHail.
** In the same movie, Aragorn finds out he's too late [[spoiler: to rescue Merry and Pippin]], and he kicks a nearby helmet and lets out a massive scream of frustration. May also count as a SkywardScream.
*** Made all the more impressive in that Aragorn's actor, Viggo Mortensen, broke his foot kicking the helmet. That scream is genuine.
** In the Extended Edition, Éomer gets a pretty impressive one when he finds [[spoiler: Éowyn near death and Théoden dead.]]
* Done often in the ''Franchise/{{Scream}}'' movies usually when someone is being chased by the killer. The opening scene of the first movie ends with one where Casey's mother finds her mutilated body hanging from a noose on a tree.
** Also, the Ghostface mask looks similar to the aforementioned painting, which may be where the film got its name.
* ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' - after Indy stoically endures getting dragged behind a truck, shot in the shoulder, and generally beaten while retrieving the Ark, he and Marion are ensconced in the captain's quarters of a freight ship. As he achingly examines himself in a floor mirror, she pivots it from the other side, smacking him on the chin. Cut to long shot of ship and pained yell.
* ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction'' does this when Bugs, Daffy, and Elmer Fudd chase each other in the Louvre's paintings. Inside Munch's masterpiece, Bugs steps on Elmer's toe, causing him to briefly morph into the "Screamer."
* In ''Film/BatmanBegins'' this is Falcone's response when Crane sprays the fear toxin in his face. And it's unending too implying that he descended into insanity out of fear.
* In ''Film/HaroldAndKumarGoToWhiteCastle'', Harold screams his head off when he sees Creator/NeilPatrickHarris has stolen his car.
* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': Katniss, [[spoiler:after she fails to protect Rue.]]
* Shows up in the final moment of ''Film/TheRulingClass'' (also a SkywardScream). It's not funny. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c3CwmLjVpE Not at all.]]
* Irma in * ''{{Film/Il grido}}'' lets out a long one seeing Aldo [[spoiler: fall off the refinery tower.]]

* Rincewind does the Munsch pose on the [[http://terrypratchett.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/the-last-hero_paperback_illustrated-edition_3d.jpg paperback cover]] of ''Discworld/TheLastHero''.
* In ''Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything'', Arthur Dent gives "the regular early morning yell of horror" on waking up in a cave in the middle of what would eventually become Islington, and thus being reminded that the events of ''Literature/TheRestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse'' really happened and he's still stranded on prehistoric Earth.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* A RunningGag in ''Series/ParkerLewisCantLose''; the enraged screams of school principal Ms. Musso would cut to her door's glass pane shattering cartoonishly, or sometimes more distant fragile items.
* Used in ''Series/{{Friends}}'', with Ross' repeated enraged cry of "''MY'' SANDWICH???" causing pigeons to take off in fright.
* Used in one of ''Series/{{Coupling}}''`s many point-of-view gags - we see a scene twice, once from Sally's perspective and once from Patrick's. Sally thinks she's seen the eponymous Munch painting on the wall and mutters about how she hates it - when we see it from Patrick's perspective, however, we see that she was very drunk and it is in fact a mirror...
* Done rather chillingly on ''Series/TheWire'' - the normally coolly unflappable Omar is brought in to the police station [[spoiler: to identify his boyfriend's [[ColdBloodedTorture horrifically mutilated body]].]] At first, he just shakes his head and seemingly, [[ManlyTears begins to cry]], but then the shot cuts to [=McNulty=]'s kids waiting in the lobby, who jump in shock at the resulting scream.
** Also in season two, a mother's screams at seeing her dead son are heard from the now empty street outside after a gunfight has been broken up by the police.
* ''Series/TopGear'' once did this with a [[CoolCar Mercedes 600 Grosser]]'s horn.
** And again with the road test of the Porsche 911 [=GT2=]. Normally ''Top Gear'''s road test segments are detailed short films; the [=GT2=] review was just a 15-second scream of terror from Clarkson.
* Reese on ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'', when he learns that the girl he was crushing on after reading her diary was [[{{Squick}} actually his mom]].
* Frequently happens in ''Series/SisterSister'' when either Ray or Tia discovers Tamera did something stupid that they are angered at (it's not really a scream as much as them screaming Tamera's name, as it pans out, sometimes even starts in before panning out).
* One episode of ''Series/{{Angel}}'' had the scene where Marcus Hamilton punches a hole through a guy's torso and [[MassOhCrap Harmony, Lorne, and Eve]] all [[Film/HomeAlone freak out Macaulay Culkin style]].
* Bulk and Skull from ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' also have their scream, when seeing a monster or any creature. They even scream in a Megazord cockpit from the 'Crystals of Nightmare' episode (we only see Bulk screaming) when Skull warned Bulk that they're going to crash.
--> '''Skull:''' "Bulk, we're going to crash!"
* In ''Series/TrueDetective'' Rust and Marty make a suspect watch a horrible torture video. When he screams in distress the show cuts away to the landscape around them in a wide shot.

* Barry Godber's cover art of Music/KingCrimson's ''In The Court Of The Crimson King'' depicts a man wearing an expression similar to the Munch painting.

* This is part of the soundclip that plays when the ball is eaten by the T-Rex in ''Pinball/JurassicPark''.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* This was used in ''TabletopGame/LegendOfTheFiveRings'' RPG. A group of clan champions had gathered at the castle of the Crab clan, which essentially borders that universe's hell (called the Shadowlands). While there, the three visiting champions saw a single Crab soldier standing at the wall, looking out. They ordered their yojimbo to stay outside their quarters for the night, along with the Crab champion, that their soldiers would not fail in their duty. In the middle of the night, there was a piercing scream that woke up the three champions, and moments later, a demon burst through their room. Almost overwhelmed, their host managed to kill the beast. Shocked, they left the room to find their soldiers dead, frozen in terror, or torn limb from limb. When they exited the building, they saw the lone Crab soldier, still standing, head slumped forward. One of the champions murmured that it seemed like none of them won the bet. The Crab champion snorted, "His job was to scream."
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': Many a foe of the Imperium has uttered something like the following: "How?! The Imperial commander must be some kind of tactical geniu--[[MemeticMutation CREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED!!!]]"

* ''VideoGame/TimeSplittersFuturePerfect'' has a version where Sgt. Cortez shouts "Goddamnit" so loud, it can be heard approximately 100 years '''in the past'''
* ''VideoGame/YumeNikki'': [[spoiler:aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA]]
* Very much non-comedic example: in the manga detailing the events leading up to ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara 3'', [[spoiler: [[BloodKnight Date]] [[HandicappedBadass Masamune]] of all people gets one of these when he runs up against Ishida Mitsunari. Oh, not for himself, even though Mitsunari beats the shit out of him and actually ''gores him'' through the stomach; it's when he regains consciousness in the [[FieldOfBlades ruins of the battlefield]] and sees [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown what]] [[LudicrousGibs Mitsunari]] [[CurbStompBattle did]] to his [[MauveShirt army of dorky mooks]] and his beloved BattleButler [[WiserAdvisor Katakura]] [[HypercompetentSidekick Kojuro]] when they [[BigDamnHeroes tried to protect Masamune while he was passed out from blood loss]]. Watching one of the most badass fighters in a series that practically [[RuleofCool runs]] [[WorldOfBadass on Badass]] break down screaming and crying is...[[TearJerker slightly upsetting]].]]
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', the facial expression of the Zora Elegy of Emptiness statue uncannily resembles Munch's painting.
* In ''Videogame/AsurasWrath'', the second half of Episode 12 has Asura unleash one of these when [[spoiler: the girl who looks like his daughter is killed in Olga's orbital bombardment]], with the scream being an outpouring of both his helpless grief and his pure, unadulterated, mindless '''[[UnstoppableRage RAGE]]'''. And accompanying the scream is [[spoiler: a blast of raw power so intense it destroys half of Olga's thousands-strong fleet of warships]] -- and this is before [[spoiler:Asura goes into Berserker form and begins utterly annihilating the other half.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocwwfZSROhs The Continue screen]] of the Creator/{{Sega}} video game ''Air Bike Cop''.
* Welcome to the ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'', in which every other line is either a BigWordShout, CallingYourAttacks, SayMyName, very loud MemeticMutation ([[VideoGame/TalesOfRebirth CLAIREEEEEE!]] [[VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss RRRREPLICAAA!]] [[VideoGame/TalesOfGraces TOMODACHIIII!]]) or this trope. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZDW3xtHAxU Please enjoy.]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Phantasmagoria}}'', Adrienne shrieks in anguish [[spoiler:after she's activated the torture chair she's strapped into, and its pendulum has fallen and impaled her husband Don from behind.]]

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* In Eric Schwartz' animation ''Plight of the Artist'', Sabrina loses several hours' work in a blackout, which causes her to scream loud enough to knock a Starfury off course as it approaches Babylon 5.
* Robert Winchester's "[[WebAnimation/{{Siblings}} Runesuck]]": Rob screams "PLAYING RUNESCAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAPE?!" when Johny answers his question that he's playing ''[=RuneScape=]''.
** "Don't Sleep, Robby!": "[[UnstoppableRage EXCITE BIKE, BITCH!! WHAT?]] ''[[UnstoppableRage WHAT?!]]'' '''''[[UnstoppableRage WHAT?!! AAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGHHHHH!!!!]]'''''"
* The Prime Mover Driver and the Forklift Operator both have the same scream. This was from ''SafetyChoice'' by the W.S.H Council. And Come on, what do they do? they scream. The Forklift Operator is the best known one.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQe3DjelHWE
* [[http://www.openculture.com/2015/04/edvard-munchs-famous-painting-the-scream-animated-to-the-sound-of-pink-floyds-primal-music.html This brilliant mashup animation]] of the painting with "Great Gig In the Sky" by Music/PinkFloyd. Animated by Sebastian Cosor.
* ''Webcomic/GuildedAge'': Syr'Nj pulls this twice, once at the end of the side adventure in the first chapter and again in the guest comic linked as ShipTease on [[YMMV/GuildedAge the YMMV page]].

* "The Scream" has been [[http://twolumps.net/d/20050801.html spoofed]] [[http://twolumps.net/d/20060703.html twice]] so far in Two Lumps.
* Black Mage from ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' hollered an enormous [[AtomicFBomb "FFFFFFFFFFFF-UCK!"]] when he lost his powers as ruler of hell.
* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', when Bun-bun finds out his collection of ''Series/{{Baywatch}}'' tapes has been magnetically erased. What's really hilarious/terrifying about this is the implication of what he's going to do to the other main characters once he catches them.
* In ''Webcomic/DubiousCompany'', Walter needs to upgrade his ship with a homing device in order to find Tiren. {{Leeroy|Jenkins}} thinks this is taking too long and decides to help while Walter is sleeping. Walter wakes up to find his CoolShip in ruins. Cut to Tiren asking [[TheDragon Izor]] if he heard that scream.
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': So far, there have been [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2008-05-07 four]] [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2011-12-09 different]] [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1632 screams]] [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2022 heard]] by aliens.
* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' shows us the people's reaction to [[http://xkcd.com/1099/ endless wings]].
* ''Webcomic/GuildedAge'': Syr'Nj is the party's CombatMedic not through traditional holy/nature powers, but through an array of drug-filled needles and good old-fashioned paramedic training. Her goal is to show humans (and her father) that science and nature can work in harmony.

[[folder:Web Originals]]
* Done in ''WebVideo/TheAnnoyingOrange'' whenever a character is suddenly killed. Also in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9D8Z4SfrXM The Onion Ring]]'' (a ''TheRing'' parody) when Orange appears on TV to terrorize a group of friends before climbing out of the TV into the real world.
* ''WebVideo/DragonBallAbridged''
** Krillin when he sees Vegeta's spaceship landing on Namek. It lasts quite some time and can be heard miles away.
--> Vegeta: Ugh, I just got here and this planet's already annoying me.
** Vegeta takes this SerialEscalation when he realizes Gohan stole one of his Dragon Balls. It can be heard across Namek, by Goku in space, by King Yemma in the afterlife, and [[spoiler: by ''Trunks'' on Earth 20 years in the future.]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCOxVaQQrbk It must be heard to believed.]]
---> [[spoiler: "Daddy?"]]
** Later done by [[spoiler: Future Trunks]] himself when [[ParentalIncest Bulma starts hitting on him]]. Not wanting to [[spoiler: change the past]], he keeps the scream internal.
* Taking some notes from Who Shot Mr. Burns Part 1, FourSwordsMisadventures had Green Link, upon learning that Vaati sent him a Cucco (which he refers to as "cock" as in "You love cock!"), screaming "Vaati, you NO-GOOD [[CurseCutShort MOTHERF-!]], which pans throughout Hyrule, breaking the peace and was apparently loud enough to break the sound barrier.
* Noah Antwiler ([[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment The Spoony One]]) commits a Scream after being utterly broken by one of the worst PC games of all time, ''VideoGame/BloodwingsPumpkinheadsRevenge''. In a parody of/tribute to ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', Benzaie hears it and remarks that it is the sound of the Ultimate Suffering.
* Linkara in ''HistoryOfPowerRangers'' on ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo''
-->''So after one filler episode where the Rangers nearly got baked into a giant pizza... ({{Beat}})... Excuse for a moment. *steps outside* '''AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!'''. *goes back in and calmly continues the history*''
* ''Website/{{Cracked}}'''s Photoplasty [[http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_581_17-famous-images-as-seen-from-different-angle/?view=article Famous Images, As Seen From a Different Angle]] shows what the figure in Edvard Munch's painting was screaming at: Franchise/{{Superman}}.
* ''Series/{{Noob}}'' has Omega Zell utter such a scream after finding out the scret that got revealed in the first WhamEpisode.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/EarthwormJim'' episode Conqueror Worm, Jim eats an entire cup of frozen yogurt in one gulp, which soon causes 'epic' brain freeze. He runs around shrieking so frantically, the camera skips the intermediate steps and immediately zooms out to planet level to show the entire Earth violently shaking.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' does this with Squidward during the episode "Clams", when Spongebob catches his nose, after getting his book, chair, and shirt.
** Let's not forget [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqeijqVHYOM DEUUEAUGH!!]]
* The Earl of Lemongrab from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' does this ''[[NoIndoorVoice a lot]]'', especially in his premiere episode "Too Young":
-->'''Princess Bubblegum:''' Yo, Earl!\\
'''Lemongrab:''' ''(from far away)'' WHAT?!\\
'''Princess Bubblegum:''' Hey--you're fired! Ya BUTT!\\
'''Lemongrab:''' ''(from far away)'' HHHHRRRRRUUURUUUUGGGGHH!!!!!!
** In "Wizard Battle", Finn [[BigNo screams so loud]] at the prospect of [[AmbiguouslyGay Abracadaniel]] getting a chance to kiss Princess Bubblegum that it turns into [[MakeMeWannaShout a sonic attack]] that knocks out his opponent, winning Finn the contest.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', a little girl's scream is heard by The Tallest, who are on a spaceship on the other end of the galaxy.
** But the crowner is in "Battle of the Planets", when [[spoiler:Zim uses Mars as a giant steamroller to flatten Earth. The planet comes down gently and crushes a man's soda can.]] The man's screams go on for about a minute onscreen without end.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' use screams for comedic purposes quite often. Usually with Homer who will typically overreact to something with a high-pitched yell.
** A variation appears on the first half of the "Who Shot Mr. Burns"; on realizing that Mr. Burns has forgotten his name yet again despite all his efforts, Homer takes a deep breath and yells a profanity (starts with an "F", the rest is covered by the sound of an organ playing). It's given exactly the same treatment as TheScream.
--> "Dear lord, that's the loudest profanity I've ever heard!"
** Subverted in "Mona Leaves-a". Homer arrives in the living room to apologize to his mother for his jerkish behavior to her lately, but then asks her name when she doesn't respond (as she had died). It cuts to the outside of the house, yet Homer says "...Mother?" in the exact same tone and volume as he did before the cutaway point.
** Parodied in "Lisa's Sax". Homer wonders if museums have fooseball tables, and then imagines himself playing with Michelangelo's ''David''. After winning, he says "Now who's next?" and the figure in Munch's work appears and shouts '''"MEEEEEEEEEE!"'''
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'''s "The Red Badge of Gayness": when Kyle rips the beard off of Cartman's General Robert E. Lee costume, Cartman's scream can be heard all the way to the planet Marklar.
* In episode "A Smith in the Hand" of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', Stan does this when he first gets his family jewels burnt, and then a second time when he discovers masturbation.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' when Bobby joins a modeling agency for overweight boys he shows Hank a bunch of pictures they took of him and when he finds they are going put one of him wearing trapdoor pajamas, holding a tray of cookies, and putting his pinky finger to his mouth in the newspaper Hank lets one out that echos.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'' Heather screams after [[spoiler: her hair gets shaved off and Chris tells her she has to leave the island]] the scene then cuts to the eliminated campers [[spoiler: at the Playa Des Losers Resort]] all looking up in surprise.
* Used in ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' when Pleakley and Jumba spend their first night on Earth, and Pleakley discovers a very ''painful'' truth about one of the so-called wildlife preserve's inhabitants:
-->'''Pleakley:''' Look! A mosquito has chosen me as her perch. She's so beautiful. Look, another one! And another one! Why, it's a whole flock! They like me! They're nuzzling my flesh with their noses! Now they're... they're...
-->(Cut to a distant shot of their campsite near the house as Pleakley screams in pain)
* Done hilariously in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements'' when all the characters suddenly went into "The Scream" style during a {{GASP}} moment.
* Stewie does this in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' when he walks in on Lois and Peter having sex.
--> ''(Cut to Mayor West sitting in his office several miles away)''
--> '''[[AdamWesting Mayor Adam West]]''': So, it's a shouting match you want, eh, Quahog? Well ''game on''! Aaah aaah aaah aaah aar - I'm beating you!
* Goliath in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' does this several times.
* On ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'', Beezy and Heloise do one of these after [[spoiler: they share an AccidentalKiss]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vs55Z7t7bk "It's 4-o-clock in the morning. Why on earth are you making chocolate pudding?"]]
** Also Chaz after his NightmareSequence of [[http://youtu.be/-RNmINEsN6U seeing Not!Stu in his house]].
* Happens in ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' Just Us Justice Ducks episode.
* Ren of ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' frequently does this.
* Two-Face does this at the end of his introductory episode in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''.
* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' does this ''a lot'', such as Courage after getting stung by bees in "The Magic Tree of Nowhere".
* From ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' a ShoutOut most viewers likely missed; in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKrwlgiYn-c "The Money Song"]], Dr. Scratchnsniff's face resembles the painting when he first wakes up.
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy''
** In "Rambling Ed", Rolf reaches his RageBreakingPoint and shouts "''The burden of hospitality is too great for Rolf!!''", leading to a DistantReactionShot from the other kids.
** "Little Ed Blue" has a moment when Eddy unwisely provokes an already-grumpy Ed, causing him to snap and yell '''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPSerCPSxyU BIG TROUBLE!!!]]''' loud enough to [[GaleForceSound knock Edd over and tear Eddy's shirt off]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/WatsPig'', when the invader hits the king in the foot, he lets out a scream of agony that can be heard all the way in Wat's cottage. Wat shrugs, not knowing it was the king screaming let alone [[SeparatedAtBirth his brother]].
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** In "Sonic Rainboom", after Fluttershy's [[GoYeHeroesGoAndDie failed attempt at a pep talk]], Rainbow Dash screams in panic and starts ranting about how there's no chance she can pull off a Sonic Rainboom and win the Best Young Flyers' Competition.
** Parodied in "Green Isn't Your Color", when [[ShrinkingViolet Fluttershy]] tries to give a frustrated scream after her modeling job makes her late to her spa day with Rarity.
---> '''Fluttershy''': I'm so frustrated I could just scream! ''(long deep breath)'' [--Aaaaaaaaaaaaah!--]
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'':
** Sedusa at the end of "Something's A Ms." when the Girls and Ms. Bellum shave her head.
** Bubbles after Buttercup accidentally knocks one of her teeth out in "Moral Decay".
--> '''Buttercup:''' [[OhCrap Oops...]]
-->''[instant cut to the outside of the house as we hear Bubbles shrieking]''
** Buttercup did this in "Cover Up" when her blanket disappeared.
--> '''Blossom:''' Mr Mayor, we'll be there as soon as we c-
-->''[An offscreen yell is heard from Buttercup]''
* Fry from ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' Is prone to long, high-pitched screams, most notably in the episode, "Roswell That Ends Well", when the crew travels through time, get stuck in in [[RoswellThatEndsWell Roswell, New Mexico]], and Fry ends up [[MyOwnGrampa impregnating his own grandmother.]] Dr. Zoidberg will occasionally do an epic scream as well, along with Prof. Farnsworth. You could basically say any character voiced by Creator/BillyWest.
* ''WesternAnimation/LittlePrincess'': Princess, being four years old, often screams when she's scared or frustrated. The Maid also screams sometimes, due to being a bit of a LovableCoward.
** In "I Don't Want Help", Princess screams when a spider jumps out.
** In "I Don't Want to Go to Bed", the Maid wakes up and screams when she sees that the Princess is not in her bed, because she thinks that the monster the Princess was talking about earlier took her.
** In "I Don't Want to Comb My Hair", the Maid and Princess ''both'' scream when they see a mouse as they think it's a rat and worry that rats will nest in their hair.
** In "What's Wrong with Gilbert?", Princess screams when her teddy bear Gilbert's leg falls off.
** In "I Want My Potty", Princess screams while having a tantrum on getting her potty for the first time, because she thinks potties are worse than diapers.
** In "I Don't Want to Tidy Up", the Maid screams upon seeing the Princess's poorly-constructed "world" made out of toys as it looks like a mess to her and she's a NeatFreak.