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"Whoo! The dance of the living dead!"
Al Czervik, Caddyshack

Titles including the phrase "of the [Living] Dead". You can almost always expect zombies to be involved.

A Sub-Trope of The X of Y and The Joy of X. See also Tropes of the Living Dead.

Compare with Doomy Dooms of Doom.

Examples of the Dead:

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     Anime and Manga of the Dead  

     Fan Fic of the Dead  

     Film - Live Action of the dead  

     Literature of the Dead  

  • The Book of the Dead, an ancient Egyptian funerary text.
  • "Dance of the Dead", a short story by Richard Matheson.
  • Dance of the Dead, a Ravenloft novel by Christie Golden.
  • Dance Hall of the Dead, a Joe Leaphorn mystery by Tony Hillerman
  • Lucian's Dialogues of the Dead, making this Older Than Feudalism.
  • Eaters of the Dead, a novel by Michael Crichton, which was adapted into the film The 13th Warrior.
  • ''Junior High of the Dead' a tragedy/drama novella by Todd Dawson-Cooper.
  • 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.
    • Terry Pratchett's Discworld parodies this with the Necrotelecomnicon, or "phonebook of the dead".
  • Plague of the Dead, a novel by Z.A. Recht.
  • Speaker for the Dead.
  • Fairly new is the mash-up A Christmas Carol of the Living Dead, which is just what you think it is: zombies vs. Scrooge (but done seriously).
  • Twilight of the Dead
  • Galaxy of Fear: City of the Dead. The zombies don't show up until late, but it does take place on Necropolis.

     Live Action TV of the Dead  

  • Doctor Who has the episodes "Forest of the Dead", which does kinda-sorta include zombies, and "Planet of the Dead", which doesn't at all.
  • Secrets of the Dead, a historical documentary series on PBS.
  • The Walking Dead and its spinoff, Fear the Walking Dead.
  • The Masters of Horror anthology contains the episode "Dance of the Dead" directed by Tobe Hooper, in which, yes, The Dead Can Dance.
  • Bar Rescue: Season 04, Episode 22, is titled "Jon Of The Dead".
  • Murdoch Mysteries: One episode is titled "Murdoch of the Living Dead".

     Music of the Dead  

  • "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."
  • Exciter song "Rising of the Dead".
  • Rage album Speak of the Dead.
  • Grave Digger song "Sorrow of the Dead".
  • The Doom Metal band Mistress of the Dead.
  • The Cirith Ungol album King of the Dead.
  • "City Of The Dead" by The Clash.
  • Emmure album Speaker of the Dead.

     Radio Drama of the Dead  

  • The syndicated '40s mystery/horror program Adventures by Morse had the serialized multi-episode stories "City of the Dead" and "Land of the Living Dead".


     Tabletop Games of the Dead  

     Video Games of the Dead  

     Webcomics of the Dead  

     Western Animation of the Dead  

     Real Life of the Dead  

  • 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.

Alternative Title(s): Title Of The Living Dead


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