Greeting vintage mates. Let’s take a brief look at some scary whistles! But, hey, we’re not talking about scary whistles like this …
… Or even these …
… We’re talking about scary whistles expelled from the pursed lips of the most callous, evil, monstrous, devious, or just downright ingenious characters from film and TV.
So, whet your whistles, take a deep breath, and join us as we count down from seven to one…
N°7: THE SHADMOCK’S WHISTLE. The Monster Club. 1981.
Vincent Price Priceless Advice: “Vampires sup, werewolves hunt, ghouls tear, Shaddies lick, maddies yawn, mocks blow, but shadmocks only whistle.”
N°6: BILLY THE KID’S WHISTLE. Young Guns. 1988.
Don’t let that smile fool you. And if the smile turns to a whistle then you’re in serious trouble!
N°5: YONDU’S WHISTLE. Guardians Of The Galaxy. 2014.
Whistle while you work? Don’t be messing about when Yondu purses his lips. You might get arrowed. Devastating!
N°4: NEGAN’S WHISTLE. The Walking Dead.
Not a very tuneful whistle from everyone’s favourite baseball bat-wielding pyscho, but there’s no way I’m telling Negan that! And just try imitating this whistle yourself. Not as easy as you might think.
N°3: HANS BECKERT’S WHISTLE. M. 1931.
The jolly classic In the Hall of the Mountain King by Grieg expelled from the lips of serial child killer Hans Beckert in Fritz Lang’s 1931 classic crime drama.
N°2: OMAR’S WHISTLE. The Wire.
Chain-smoking, shotgun-toting Omar swaggers into your neigbourhood whistling nursery rhymes. Time to be very worried.
TVTA’s top scariest whistle is…
N°1: ELLE DRIVER’S WHISTLE. Kill Bill: Volume 1. 2003.
Classic Tarantino scene of the whistling Californian Mountain Snake arriving to kill The Bride. The tune is Twisted Nerve by Bernard Herrman from the 1968 film of the same name. I’ve included the original whistle by ‘Georgie’ as well as Elle Driver’s whistle.
Pheeeeeep! There goes the full-time whistle!
Thank you for sucking in your cheeks and blowing with us 🙂
Can you think of any other scary whistlers in cinema or TV?
Ghoul-head whistle pic courtesy of Bung Art Studios
Whistling Dracula Teeth pic found on Pinterest