Created By: KZN02 on October 15, 2010 Last Edited By: KZN02 on October 18, 2010
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Title Of The Dead

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Titles including the phrase "of the Dead".

Examples:

Anime and Manga

Film - Live Action

Literature
  • The Book of the Dead, an ancient Egyptian funerary text.
  • The Naming of the Dead, a crime novel by Ian Rankin.
  • The Necronomicon (Greek: "image of the law of the dead", sometimes translated "book of the names of the dead"), a fictional grimoire that appears in stories by H.P. Lovecraft.
  • Eaters of the Dead, a novel by Michael Crichton, which was adapted into the film The 13th Warrior.
  • There's the Enderverse book 'Speaker for the Dead''.

Live Action TV
  • Secrets of the Dead, a PBS special.

Music
  • "Clothes of the Dead," a song by Bongo Bass & Bob (aka Penn & Teller and Steven Banks).
  • Horror Punk Rock band The Misfits have songs titled "Night of the Living Dead" and "Day of the Dead."
  • Metal band Lordi has a song called "Night of the Loving Dead."

Real Life
  • Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos), a Mexican holiday.
  • Names of the Dead, a list published by the US Department of Defense following combat action.

Video Games
  • The House of the Dead series.
    • Typing Of The Dead, a House of the Dead spin-off where words pop up, and if typed quickly, kill the approaching zombies.
    • English Of The Dead, another spin-off.

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  • October 15, 2010
    Koveras
  • October 15, 2010
    rodneyAnonymous
    • Secrets of the Dead (television, PBS show)

    • Day of the Dead (real life, Mexican holiday)
    • Names of the Dead (real life, from the Do D)

    • Day of the Dead (film, part of Romero's series)
    • Land of the Dead (film, part of Romero's series)
    • Diary of the Dead (film, part of Romero's series)
    • Survival of the Dead (film, part of Romero's series)

    • Book of the Dead (literature)
    • Necronomicon (literature, "book of the names of the dead"... but is this fictitious?)

    ...though it seems like even an exhaustive list would be pretty short, especially if the Night Of The Living Dead series only counts as one example.
  • October 15, 2010
    Meophist
  • October 15, 2010
    berr
    Seems like just enough examples to make an excellent Index.

    Index Of The Dead, anyone?
  • October 15, 2010
    rodneyAnonymous
    Aren't TV Tropes indexes usually of tropes, not of works? If so, I disagree on those grounds... if not, I heartily agree!

    ps: "indexes" is slightly preferable to "indices", which is correct but old-fashioned and therefore less correct... damn kids...
  • October 15, 2010
    DYRE
    Aren't nearly all of these either directly related to, or shout outs to, George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead and its sequels?
  • October 15, 2010
    KZN02
    Seems like that ...
  • October 15, 2010
    Impr3ssion
    Video game:

    • Typing of the Dead, a House of the Dead spin-off where words would pop up and you had to type them quickly to kill the zombies.
  • October 15, 2010
    randomsurfer
    "Clothes of the Dead," a song by Bongo Bass & Bob (aka Penn & Teller and Steven Banks)

    NINJA EDIT: I was wrong about the makeup of the band - just say "fronted by Pen Jillette."
  • October 16, 2010
    berr
    rodney -- it's possible to make an index of works, as long as it is not subjective criticism AFAICT; e.g. Films Of The1990s. Of course, too many subjective examples makes a trope non-indexable. This one seems fairly straightforward.
  • October 16, 2010
    rodneyAnonymous
    I agree that "does the title contain 'X of the Dead'?" is an objective question :)

    second Index Of The Dead... Title Of The Dead isn't really a story-telling device...

    added some more examples (is that ok? or should I have put suggestions down here?) and descriptions
  • October 16, 2010
    KZN02
    Not sure about the index thing, but you do make a good point about this not being a story-telling device. But we can't put a holiday that doesn't have a page in it.
  • October 17, 2010
    KZN02
    Bump
  • October 17, 2010
    RobinZimm
    I think Title Of The Dead is a good name for it -- it'll fit well in Title Tropes.
  • October 17, 2010
    SeanMurrayI
  • October 18, 2010
    Taeraresh
    There's the Enderverse book 'Speaker for the Dead', though it's not horror. Not sure if that'd fit in here.

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