“WARRIORS, COME OUT TO PLAY!” – The Warriors (1979)
It doesn’t start as a scream, but it builds up into a haunting shriek, given by one of cinema’s most underrated sociopaths. The Warriors is best described as 300 if it were set in a dystopian version of a 1970s New York. The Warriors, a gang from Coney Island, have just fought through the night, across the city, against a tirade of other gangs and cops after being falsely accused of the murder of a popular gang lord. As dawn breaks, the actual murderers, who taunt them from a matte black hearse, confront The Warriors with this brilliantly delivered war cry.