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Sometimes, it's not enough for a horror movie to have a frightening premise. It has to scare its prospective audience [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast right there in the title]]! This mentality leads to a title with so many "scary" words or phrases that it becomes ridiculously redundant, a la UltraSuperDeathGoreFestChainsawer3000. Often, [[WordSaladTitle the title doesn't even make sense when held up to scrutiny.]] (Try to visualize some of the examples below...though it might be best if you didn't.) In brief, instead of frightening potential viewers, these titles provoke the reaction "Eww!" or "What the hell is this movie ''about''?"

This trope was a hallmark of {{B Movie}}s, which used over-the-top gore and mayhem as a selling point, even when there was little to be seen. A subtrope of IntentionallyAwkwardTitle, where the over-the-top title is used but not necessarily with violence. Compare the MadLibThrillerTitle.

In practice, the trope usually inspires {{Squick}} or {{Narm}} rather than fear. It also tends to involve the DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment. Related to OverlyLongName and OverlyLongGag.
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!!Straight examples

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''-- And Now the Screaming Starts!''
* ''Antfarm Dickhole''
* ''Attack of the Cockface Killer''
* ''At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul'', its sequel ''This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse'' and the loosely related ''The Bloody Exorcism of Coffin Joe'' (the third film, ''Embodiment of Evil'', is too light for this trope).
* ''Barely Legal Lesbian Vampires''
* ''Film/TheBeastInHeat''
* ''Big Fucking Monster''
* ''Film/BigTitsZombie''
* ''Black Devil Doll from Hell''
* ''Film/BloodsuckingFreaks''
* ''The Blood Beast Terror'' (a.k.a. ''The Vampire Beast Craves Blood'')
* ''Film/BloodFeast''
* ''Blood Freak''
* ''Blood of Ghastly Horror''
* ''Blood of the Man-Devil'' (a.k.a. ''House of the Black Death'')
* ''The Blood on Satan's Claw''
* ''Blood Orgy of the She-Devils''
* ''Bloody Pit of Horror''
* ''Bloodrape''
* ''Brain of Blood''
* ''Brides of Blood''
** And its sequel, ''Mad Doctor of Blood Island''
* ''Film/BulletToTheHead''
* ''Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker'' (a.k.a. ''Night Warning'')
* ''Film/{{Candyman}}: Farewell To The Flesh''
* ''Film/CannibalHolocaust''
* ''Cannibal Hookers''
* ''Chainsaw Scumfuck''
* ''Colonel Kill Motherfuckers''
* ''The Corpse Grinders''
* ''Corpse Mania''
* ''Creature of the Walking Dead''
* ''Curse of Pirate Death''
* ''Dead Hooker in a Trunk''
* ''Death Stop Holocaust''
* ''Demented Death Farm Massacre''
* ''Die You Zombie Bastards!''
* ''Doctor Bloodbath''
* ''Doctor Blood's Coffin''
* ''Film/EasterBunnyKillKill''
* ''The Eerie Midnight Horror Show''
* ''Entrails of a Virgin''
* ''Evil Dead Trap''
* ''Filthy [=McNasty=]''
* ''The Flesh and Blood Show''
* ''Flesh Eating Mothers''
* ''Flesh Feast''
* ''Flesh for the Beast''
* ''Fraternity Massacre at Hell Island''
* ''The Gestapo's Last Orgy'' (a.k.a. ''Last Orgy of the Third Reich'')
* ''Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell''
* ''Goregasm''
* ''Goretech: Welcome to the Planet Motherfucker''
* ''The Gore Gore Girls''
* ''Gory Gory Hallelujah''
* ''Gut Pile''
* ''Halloween Camp 2: Scream If You Wanna Die Faster'' (known as ''Adam & Evil'' in the US)
* ''Hands of the Ripper''
* ''Hardcore Poisoned Eyes''
* ''Film/HellOfTheLivingDead'' (also known as ''Zombie Creeping Flesh'' in the UK and ''Night of the Zombies'' in the US)
* ''Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers''
* ''The Hooker Cult Murders''
* ''Horror of the Blood Monsters'' (a.k.a. ''Vampire Men of the Lost Planet'')
* ''Horror Rises from the Tomb''
* ''Film/HouseOf1000Corpses''
* ''House of Blood''
* ''House of Pain''
* ''I Dismember Mama''
* ''Film/IDrinkYourBlood''
* ''I Eat Your Skin''[[note]]Ran with ''I Drink Your Blood'' as a double feature.[[/note]]
* ''I'll Kill You... I'll Bury You... I'll Spit on Your Grave Too!''
* ''I Spit on Your Corpse, I Piss on Your Grave''
* ''Film/ISpitOnYourGrave''
* ''[[Film/TheIncrediblyStrangeCreatures The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies]]''
* ''[[Film/JackFrost1997 Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman]]''
* ''Johnny Sunshine Maximum Violence''
* ''[=KillerKiller=]''
* ''Film/KillerKlownsFromOuterSpace''
* ''The Killer Must Kill Again''
* ''The Last House on Dead End Street''
* ''Film/LesbianVampireKillers''
* ''Lolita Vibrator Torture''
* ''The Mad Mutilator''
* ''Massacre of the Cannibal Acid Fiends'' (Cinema de Bizarre even sells this with [[http://www.cinema-de-bizarre.com/catalog/item/7358041/8347273.htm a recipe]]. [=NSFW=])
* ''Film/TheMidnightMeatTrain''
* ''The Mutilation Man''
* ''Mutilation Mile''
* ''Nightmare in a Damaged Brain''
* ''Night of the Blood Beast''
* ''Night of the Blood Monster'' (the US release title of HammerHorror's ''The Bloody Judge'')
* ''Night of the Bloody Apes''
* ''Orgasm Torture in Satan's Rape Clinic''
* ''Porno Holocaust''
* ''The Red Queen Kills Seven Times''
* ''Film/RegoregitatedSacrifice''
* ''Sadisticum''
* ''Scream and Scream Again''
* ''Film/ScreamBloodyMurder''
* ''Schizophreniac: The Whore Mangler''
* ''Schizophreniac 2: Necromaniac''
* ''Shriek of the Mutilated''
* ''S.I.C.K.: Serial Insane Clown Killer''
* ''Film/SlaughteredVomitDolls''
* ''Film/SlowTorturePukeChamber''
* ''Film/TheSlumberPartyMassacre''
* ''Stabbed in the Face''
* ''Stuff Stephanie in the Incinerator''
* ''[[Film/BordelloOfBlood Tales from the Crypt: Bordello of Blood]]''
* ''Film/TasteTheBloodOfDracula''
* ''Terror Creatures from the Grave''
* ''Film/TheTexasChainSawMassacre1974''
* ''Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives''
* ''Film/TokyoGorePolice''
* ''Tombs of the Blind Dead''
* ''Tumbling Doll of Flesh''
* ''[[Film/ReazioneACatena Twitch of the Death Nerve]]''
* ''Vampire Hookers from Outer Space''
* ''Film/ViolentShit''
* ''Weasels Rip My Flesh''
* ''Women's Flesh: My Red Guts''
* ''Zombie Cult Massacre''
* ''Zombie Holocaust''
* ''Zombie Island Massacre''
* ''Film/ZombieStrippers''
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[[folder:Gamebooks]]
* Several ''Literature/GiveYourselfGoosebumps'' books, such ''Escape from Camp Run-for-Your-Life'' and ''The Knight in Screaming Armor''.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''[[Franchise/FridayThe13th Friday the 13th Hate Kill Repeat]]''.
* ''[[ClusterFBomb The Rampaging Fuckers of Everything on the Crazy Shitting Planet of the Vomit Atmosphere]]''
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' went through a phase of this during its "HammerHorror" period when what had until then been fairly tame titles suddenly had 'of Evil', 'of Doom', 'of Death', 'of Blood', 'of Terror', etcetera appended to everything, with the most laughably redundant title being "The Deadly Assassin".
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[[folder:Music]]
* Record company example: Crypt of Blood.
* Band example: Music/CannibalCorpse.
* Album example: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannibal_corpse_discography#Studio_albums What, "Cannibal Corpse" wasn't obvious enough?]]
* Another album example (from a band sophisticatedly named ''Music/{{Death}}''): ''Scream Bloody Gore''.
* DeathMetal bands in general love these. In addition to Cannibal Corpse, we have Dying Fetus, Carcass, Decapitated, Gorelord, Fleshgore, Rotting Christ, and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_death_metal_bands many, many others]]. So much that Website/SomethingAwful [[http://www.somethingawful.com/d/your-band-sucks/music-magazines.php found a death metal magazine]] "[[{{Narm}} some of the funniest stuff you’ll ever see]]" for bands with names such as Necrotic Disgorgement, 7000 Dying Rats, and The Christpunchers.
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[[folder: Professional Wrestling]]
* The UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}ese [[GarbageWrestler hardcore wrestling]] promotion Wrestling/{{FMW}} regularly featured insane, violent GimmickMatches with descriptions that fit this trope.
** At the 7th Anniversary Show, May 5, 1996, Wrestling/TerryFunk and Mr. Pogo d. Wrestling/MasatoTanaka and Hayabusa in a "No Rope Explosive Barbed Wire Time Bomb Land Mine Double Hell[[note]]This usually means two sides have barbed-wire in place of the ropes with no ropes on the other sides and something dangerous on the floor[[/note]] Death Match."
** At the 8th Anniversary Show (held on April 29, 1997, instead of the usual date of May 5), [[ActionGirl Megumi Kudo]] defeated [[WrestlingMonster Shark Tsuchiya]] in a "No Rope 200 Volt double hell Double Barbed Wire Barricade Double Landmine Crushed Glass Electrical Barbed Wire Death Match" to win the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/japan/fmw/fmw-wm.html FMW World Women's Title]].
** At the 10th Anniversary Show, which was held on November 23, 1999 as their November [=PPV=], [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/japan/fmw/fmw-wew-s.html FMW WEW Singles Champion]] Masato Tanaka d. Kodo Fuyuki in a [[LoserLeavesTown "Loser Leaves FMW]] Electrical Thunderbolt Cage Death Match."
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Corpse Killer''
* ''VideoGame/MortalKombat''
* ''Slaughter Sport'', a gratuitous rebranding of a game previously known as ''Mondu's Fight Palace'' and ''Tongue of the Fatman''.
* ''VideoGame/TotalCarnage''
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''Gore Screaming Show'' (Although, bizarrely enough, it's the name of a ''character.'' Does that disqualify it? Probably not.)
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!!Parodies

[[folder:Comedy]]
* Adal Ramones, in [[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=INlCMCBUPAQ one of his monologues]], mentions that every man's favorite option when choosing a movie to watch would be "Pesadilla en la Calle del Infierno 17: Freddy se Viene del más Allá" ("Nightmare in Hell's Street 17: Freddy comes back from the Afterlife")
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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Pick a movie [[ComicStrip/{{Calvin And Hobbes}} Calvin]] wants to see. '''Any''' movie. Samples include ''Attack of the Co-Ed Cannibals'', ''The Cuisinart Murder of Central High'' and ''Vampire Sorority Babes''.
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[[folder:Fanfiction]]
* In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9268889/22/Chary-Potter-and-the-Years-of-Reluctance Chary Potter and the Years of Reluctance]]'' a made-up movie mentioned on the news was called ''Flack-Bloodied Screamers Versus the Scourge of Gougezilla''.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Bloodbath at the House of Death'' (A Kenny Everett film, and worth watching if only for Pamela Stephenson's subtle charms.)
* ''Film/BloodSuckingPharaohsInPittsburgh''
* The slasher-based porno ''Camp Cuddly Pines Power Tool Massacre''.
* ''Film/CannibalWomenInTheAvocadoJungleOfDeath''
* ''Film/{{Grindhouse}}'' gives us some examples, such as ''Planet Terror'' and ''Werewolf Women of the SS''.
* ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0475343/ Night of the Day of the Dawn of the Son of the Bride of the Return of the Revenge of the Terror of the Attack of the Evil, Mutant, Alien, Flesh Eating, Hellbound, Zombified Living Dead Part 2: In Shocking 2-D]]'' and its sequel, ''Night of the Day of the Dawn of the Son of the Bride of the Return of the Revenge of the Terror of the Attack of the Evil, Mutant, Hellbound, Flesh-Eating Subhumanoid Zombified Living Dead, Part 3''.
* ''Film/ShriekIfYouKnowWhatIDidLastFridayTheThirteenth''
* ''Terror at Blood Fart Lake''
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Parodied in ''The A-to-Z of Absolutely Everything'' with ''The Sex Devil from the Planet Blood''.
* Creator/NeilGaiman's short story ''Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Nameless House of the Night of Dread Desire''. Whoo.
* Creator/SergeyLukyanenko once told a joke about an editor who tells a young author that a successful book nowadays needs to be about space, sex, gore, or demons. A month later the author brings ''Bloody Orgy in Martian Hell''. Later Sergey ''actually wrote and published exactly that''. It was a StylisticSuck short story called an excerpt of the aforementioned novel, but still.
* ''Toxic Teen Lesbian Zombie Vampire Chainsaw Bitches from Outer Space 3'', a film script made up for Zephyr Goza's ''Literature/TheTomatoSoupChronicles''.
* ''Literature/CaptainUnderpants and the Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies from Outer Space (and the Subsequent Assault of the Equally Evil Lunchroom Zombie Nerds)''
* Craig Shaw Gardner's Cineverse Cycle trilogy: ''Slaves of the Volcano God'', ''Bride of the Slime Monster'' and ''Revenge of the Fluffy Bunnies''.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/DoctorWho and the Curse of [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Fatal Death]]''
* Parodied with the title of the recurring ''Series/{{SCTV}}'' sketch "Monster Chiller Horror Theatre". Also parodied with the {{Show Within A Show}}'s often-promised but never actually screened feature, ''Bloodsucking Monkeys from West Mifflin, Pennsylvannia.'' And ''Doctor Tongue's 3-D House of Meat''!
* The ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S10E03MerlinsShopOfMysticalWonders "Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders]]'' brings us the wonderful children's book ''Doctor Blood's Orgy of Gore''. [[spoiler: It's about seven plump mice who got sweaters and lived happily ever after, mocking the fact that the movie they were [=MiSTing=] was a horror anthology awkwardly shoehorned into the role of a family film.]]
* ''Series/RedDwarf'' gave us ''Revenge of the Mutant Splat-Gore Monster'' and ''Die Screaming with Sharp Things in your Head''. And those excellent cinematic treats, ''Revenge of the Surfboarding Killer Bikini Vampire Girls'' and ''The Attack of the Giant Savage Completely Invisible Aliens!''
* In one episode of ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'', the Beaver tells his parents he wants to go see a double-feature with his friends. When they ask what movies they'll be seeing, he replies ''Massacre at Blood River'' and ''Voodoo Curse''.
* ''Kill It Before It Dies'' from ''Series/{{Charmed}}''.
* ''Series/TheKidsInTheHall'' has a novelist whose second book is: ''There's a Spider on Your Back!'' [[spoiler:That wasn't just the title -- it was the whole book.]]
* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' has "Blood, Devastation, Death, War and Horror," which turns out to be an interview with a man who speaks in anagrams.
* ''Series/MrShow'' had "Return of the Curse of the Creature's Ghost". The characters weren't sure if they should be afraid of the curse, the ghost, or the creature.
* In an episode of {{The Goodies}},the Goodies are watching films made by Pinewood Studios after buying the studio. One of these films is called ''Kung Fu With A Bucket Of Blood And A Bath Full Of Giblets''. Tim refuses to watch it.
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[[folder:Music]]
* DeathMetal band Blood Vomit and their album ''Up From The Grave'', not to mention the song titles ("The Shredder", "Human Butcher", "Madman of the Woods", etc.). In fact, pretty much any death metal band.
* ThrashMetal band Lich King recorded a song titled "Attack of the Wrath of the War of the Death of the Strike of the Sword of the Blood of the Beast".
* Rose and the Arrangement's "The Cockroach That Ate Cincinnati."
* {{Weird Al}}'s "Attack of the Radioactive Hamsters from a Planet Near Mars."
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/BloodCrusher2'', complete with random subtitles (THE SPINEBREAKER FILES) to enhance the effect. Appropriate, as the game is a send-up of '90s shooters.
* ''VideoGame/TheHouseOfTheDeadOverkill'' is already an example in its own name alone, the game being a deliberate send-up of its parent franchise by means of turning it into a seventies exploitation film, with level subtitles such as ''Papa's Palace of Pain'' and ''Jailhouse Judgment''.
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner''
** Mentioned is the fake ''Axe-Gun: Legends of the Brain-Outener''.
** The Strong Bad Email [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail180.html "slumber party"]] gives us titles of several M-rated video games, among them ''Blood Bleeder''.
* ''[[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/387363 Super Viking Shark Panch Corpse Ride Mega Extreme 9000]]''
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/TheHorriblySlowMurdererWithTheExtremelyInefficientWeapon''
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''Death: Dead Again, One More Time'' is the title of a fictitious Creator/DeanKoontz novel in ''WesternAnimation/{{Squidbillies}}''.
* After ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'' eat themselves sick on junk food at the end of "Food of the Clods", they sit back to watch some TV, only to find the next movie on is ''The Oozing Flesh of the Rotting Hand''. Cue VomitDiscretionShot.
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