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Let Me Hear Your War Cry is a video remix series featuring looped scenes of people yelling in various films and TV shows and faces of BigSmile mannequins superimposed over the original characters.
YouTuber SpaceHopperCopter uploaded a video titled “Let me hear your war cry” on August 15th, 2010 (shown below, left), which featured an edited clip of a scene from the 1987 film Full Metal Jacket (shown below, right) with the heads of BigSmilemannequins superimposed over the characters’ faces and background audio of people yelling. Within three years, the video received over 2 million views, 12,400 up votes and 13,500 comments.
The video description linked to photos of the mannequin face (shown below, left), the original animated GIF used in the video (shown below, right) and noted that the audio was taken from two tracks off the album Ataxia by the band Circus Devils.
The YouTube viewership statistics for SpaceHopperCopter’s original upload have been disabled, so the timeline surrounding its viral breakout largely remains unknown. On October 30th, 2011, Creepypasta Forums member Shintaka submitted a thread highlighting the SpaceHopperCopter YouTube video to the “Creepy Videos” sub-forum. On December 31st, YouTuber FreakinSatan uploaded a video featuring the same Circus Devil’s audio track, along with an edited clip of a scene from the 1997 romantic comedy film My Best Friend’s Wedding. Within two years, the video accumulated over 13,000 views and 50 comments.
On February 1st, 2012, YouTuber iEristoff uploaded a 10 minute version of the original SpaceHopperCopter video, receving over 121,000 views, 425 up votes and 400 comments within the next year. On August 25th, Redditor clashcow submitted a list of “creepy YouTube videos” to the /r/scaredshitless subreddit, which included a link to the SpaceHopperCopter YouTube upload. In addition, the video has been also circulating on Tumblr under the tags “let me hear your war cry” and “weird part of YouTube.”