Hell Is That Noise / Web Original

  • Atop the Fourth Wall: The Spoony One hearing the noise that the Entity makes when it's claiming one of its victims. Then the creepy laugh that follows it. When hears it, he actually says the trope name word for word.
    • Even worse when you realize that IT'S NOT JUST A RANDOM NOISE. Hhhhhhhhhhuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmmmmaaaaaaannnnnnnnnn...
    • Is it talking to the victims, or...?
  • In Diamanda Hagan's review of Sextette, she dubs over Dom DeLuise's musical number with "something a little more pleasant". In the ending credits, she reveals what the noise was; an angry Tasmanian Devil.
  • In the review of Scooby-Doo, The Nostalgia Critic's trips to purgatory are punctuated with one tone getting louder and louder, not unlike the Joker's theme in The Dark Knight.
  • Marble Hornets: Coughing and audio distortions are the two big ones. The deep imitation of a human voice done by the Operator also counts, though it's a lot rarer.
    The Operator: Happy birthday to you... happy birthday to... you... Happy... birthday, dear Alex... Happy... birthday... to you...
  • Pretty much the entirety of the sound content of Meat Sleep qualifes as this.
  • There Will Be Brawl:
    • Lakitu, since Episode 6, finds terror in Mario's laughter after Mario runs him over with a Yoshi. (Ironic in that this happens while he is reporting that the kingdom is rid of the Mario Brothers.)
    • The electronic chirps and beeps of the Game & Watches.
    Fox: What is wrong? What is noises?
    • Absolutely, the off-screen sound of Ness' bat scraping on the ground.
  • The first Don't Hug Me I'm Scared has an extremely corrupted woodwind instrument noise at the end (There is Nightmare Retardent at play here as you can hear whoever was playing it and several other people cheerfully crack up after the final note plays).
  • You Awaken In Razor Hill. Scr@pe
    • An interesting variation, because the story is in second person, you the audience is the main character hearing the sounds.
    • Also features cloth rustling sounds, things in the dark, and various other stock Horror movie sound effects. Constantly. Until right at the end. The Narrator actually comments at that point that this is the first time it's ever been ''completely silent'' since you woke up in Razor Hill. Meaning the sounds were so constant, you mentally tuned them out to the point where you don't realize they were still there until they are gone.
  • Cammy's screech in the intro to A Couple of Cunts in the Countryside's ghosts episode.
  • Salad Fingers was already freaking people out from day one with "Beware The Friendly Stranger" by Boards of Canada as it's creepy background music, but then it had to get worse in episode 2 where the titular character has a dream that he's speaking to one of his finger puppets, who responds to with with an unidentifiable, ear-piercing screech.
  • Thomas's anguished screams of physical agony and emotional implosion after his locomotive casting bursts open and his warped skeletal innards crawl out when he discovers The Awful Truth about his existence at the end of Shed 17. At first it's terrifyingly inhuman, then it starts to sound like crying, as if he's screaming "WHY?? WHY??"
  • In Twig, the Ghosts are modified humanoid who communicate through sounds above human hearing and navigate with echolocation. Realizing this, Helen captures one and kills it slowly and painfully, which allows its screams to be heard by its fellows, manifesting as a distant buzzing on the edge of hearing. The sound of one of their own suffering when they've never encountered a Worthy Opponent before is enough to massively unsettle them and give Helen an edge.
  • Dragon Ball Z Abridged has very good voice acting. In the case of Android 18's absorption at the end of episode 51, too good.
  • In Welcome to Night Vale, there is the sound of station management when they come out of their office after Cecil angers them by describing them on air.
  • In season 4 of RWBY, the Nuckelavee Grimm's call is a loud, piercing, two-toned shriek unlike anything else heard in the show, able to be heard from miles away. It sounds vaguely like a crowd of people screaming in terror and death - likely deliberate, in order to further instill panic in its prey.
    • Then, in the finale of Season 5, we see an illusion of Salem that produces a multi-tonal, ear-splitting roar that outdoes the Nuckelavee.