The Titling

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.

The Listing:



Live-Action TV
  • 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

Tabletop Games

Video Games

Web Video


Western Animation