For many years, the most disturbing voice I could imagine was Chris latta’s shrill Starscream/Cobra Commander vocal stylings, the sonic equivalent of a dental drill to the ear canals.  But as I’ve aged, I realize how terrifying that high-pitched ranting actually is, especially in a would-be world conqueror.  Many other villains have followed in Latta’s nasal footsteps, like King Candy from ‘Wreck It Ralph’ or Judge Doom revealing his real self at the end of ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’, leading to today’s ear-splitting query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) Is still creeped out by Dalek voices, especially given their tendency  asks: What alien, monster or villain has the most inescapable voice of terror?


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  1. You got it right there in the picture. That “exterminate” is somehow in such a weird pitch that its pretty disturbing. Another one is Godzilla screech. But mostly because its usually way too loud in movie theaters. Like actually hurting your ears, seat rumbling, way beyond safe decibel range.

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