The Smithsonian Magazine reported on the use of screams in movies. Two commonly used stock scream sounds are the Wilhelm or the Howie. The Wilhelm scream was first played in in the movie ‘Distant Drums’, from 1951. The Howie scream was most likely first played in the film ‘The Ninth Configuration’, from 1980. These stock screams are used in numerous movies and video games.
Source: Smithsonian Magazine