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The Orc Sounds Come From Angry Cricket Fans
Orcs are vile, terrifying creatures. That’s part of their design. They’re meant to be an evil army that enjoys murder and destruction above all else. When it came time for Peter Jackson to find a sound for the orcs, he chose angry cricket fans.
That may be some sort of reflection of how the director feels about the sport. Whatever he thinks, it’s undeniable that the sound he chose is appropriate. The orcs feel incredibly intimidating, and you understand why our heroes fear them. Sports fans are often incredibly intense, so they’re perfect for the voice of a terrifying foe.