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I’ve always loved watching WWTBAM in the UK. However there’s one point of the show I’ve had to put on mute and that’s always at the end before the “klaxon” goes off.
For those who don’t know the Klaxon is that french horn that sounds at the end of the show or if time runs out on the big bad clock during the 2010-2013 period.
It’s a sound that mentally traumatises me for some weird reason, it’s like it stabs into my soul. (May be talking rubbish but it’s true) It does seriously mess with my mental state and that sound gets stuck in my head for hours and it’s horrible and that’s the one thing I dislike about Millionaire.
However I have kept seeing posts that the “Million Pound LOSE cue” is apparently way WORSE and much scarier than the klaxon, I refuse to listen to it cause it might mentally “f my head” for good and I don’t want to risk that but could any of you who sees this post please tell me what’s worse.
The Klaxon of the 1M lose cue? Which one frightens you the most and why?
If the million dollar background music didn't do it for me, hearing that final answer lock-in sound does it for me. Hearing that sound, the drumroll in the background, and the suspense from the host just sends shivers up and down my spine. The klaxon wasn't bad for me unless it happens in an episode where the contestant is in the final third of the money tree because by that point I'm so invested in the game that I wanted to see the next question, only to be left on a cliffhanger.
The million dollar lose sound spooked me when I was a kid playing the 2nd edition PC game. Yet as I got older watching Ken Basin's blunder and the Australian Hot Seat, I wasn't so spooked by it. Listening to it on its own is what still gets me.
NASCAR fan, Millionaire fan. What an unexpected combo.
Post by millionairefan17 on Jun 1, 2020 16:39:57 GMT -5
I personally think that the double dip music is the scariest. Just the ominous music throughout and then the wrong answer give me chills! Especially when the clock is started if the first choice is wrong gives it that extra suspense. Makes me feel very worried for the contestants when their first answer is wrong.
I certainly agree on hearing the million lose que being one of your worst nightmares, but I don’t find the que itself very scary. The thought of it is, but the music not really.
To me, the scariest que in my opinion is the Double Dip answer №2 que. It just says “Allright brave guy, this is what you wanted. Can’t walk away now. Your hard earned money hangs by a silk thread. Good luck. *evil laugh*”.
The Q15 lose cue gets my vote. I first heard it in the computer game, and was pretty paralyzed by it.
One thing that makes it so gut-wrenching is the volume of it. Compare, for example, Prashant's loss in India to Ken Basin's loss in the US. The cue loses a lot of its punch because it's drowned out by the audience.
I notice a lot of folks (both in this thread and in other places, YouTube and wherever) think the million lose cue is the scariest one. That or the klaxon. Oddly, I've never had a reaction to either. In fact, I always kinda liked both. I thought the klaxon was a great way to convey 'We're done for today' (it has a feeling of finality to it, it's hard to describe) and the million lose cue very dramatically yet perfectly sums up that feeling of 'epic fail' (like, if 'epic fail' were to have a sound associated with it) that comes from losing the top prize. Tangentally related, but ever since I heard it at the end of the Llewelyn-Bowen's run, surprisingly, the $/£500,000 lose cue also works surprisingly well to convey 'oh no, what have you done'/'epic fail' as the million lose cue.
(This is the cue I'm talking about, just in case you wanted to hear it)
My pick for scariest cue has to be this.
I've never ever been a fan of the clock format (or any other format besides the original one with the hot seat, really), but this music is, in my opinion, one of the most suspenseful themes to have ever been used on the show.
The intensity of the suspense really picks up around the 15 second mark, although it does a great job of climbing slowly we get closer to that point. After the 15 second mark, the intensity builds exponentially and really skyrockets by the 7 second mark. It is the musical personification of 'panic', in my opinion.
Every time I hear this cue used on the show, I always get goosebumps as we get closer to the single digit. The visual I've always had in my head when I hear this cue is of a person running down a corridor. The lights slowly go off behind him, resulting in utter and complete darkness. They keep running towards this open window, which is slowly closing. They struggle to run and make it to the window in time before it shuts on them and they're forever confined to the darkness. At the 5 second mark, the person summons all of their willpower for one final push. But it's not enough. At 0 seconds, the window slams shut, the lights completely go out, and the person is condemned to the rest of eternity in darkness and isolation, the last chance at freedom being ripped away from their hands at the last possible second. (Vivid imagination, I know)
My runner up for scariest cue is, as some commentators here have said, the Double Dip cue (that includes the first answer cue, the wrong first answer cue, and the second answer cue). That also does a really great job of conveying suspense. I think it was put to its greatest use when that guy got the final question wrong on KBC (in India) where all three of those cues were followed up by the epic million final answer cue and then the million lose cue. It's quite an epic combination of cues there and one that is certainly very memorable.