Titles of the definite-article + gerund format, i.e. "The [verb]ing".
The use of this format for titling Horror Films
is sometimes parodied, and is usually a good indicator that the film is very definitely a B-Grade one
. It's also a very easy way to give your sequel a memorable subtitle
Compare Verbing Nouny
. See also Stock Subtitle
and Magic Ampersand
- An in-universe example occurs on iCarly: Carly, Sam and Freddy help some friends make a trailer for a movie called... The Blowing.
- The Killing