The Titling

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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.
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The Listing

    Film 

    Literature 

    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 

    Webcomics 

    Western Animation 


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