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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 is currently in production. Some other long movie titles of note.
posted by KevinSkomsvold (29 comments total)

 
Sounds like someone just wants to remake The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!? (yes, it's on the list). But how did the list manage to miss The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain?
posted by Faint of Butt at 3:10 PM on November 9, 2005


I thought "The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies" was the longest movie title.
posted by mike3k at 3:14 PM on November 9, 2005


Or they ripped off Mr. Show's Return of the Curse of the Creature's Ghost.
posted by team lowkey at 3:33 PM on November 9, 2005


Or, looking at the dates, Mr. Show ripped them off.
posted by team lowkey at 3:34 PM on November 9, 2005


This is brilliant.

"Revelations of a Sex Maniac to the Head of the Criminal Investigation Division"

That's one in trend of of 70's Italian movies that had long titles like tabloid headlines, most notably comedies by this director, like:
- The Blue Collar Worker and the Hairdresser in a Whirl of Sex and Politics
- Summer Night with Greek Profile Almond Eyes and Scent of Basil
- A Joke of Destiny Lying in Wait Around the Corner Like a Bandit
- The End of the World in Our Usual Bed in a Night Full of Rain
- Swept Away by an Unusual Destiny in the Blue Sea of August (yes the one infamously remade by Madonna/Guy Ritchie into one of the most atrocious wastes of film ever)
posted by funambulist at 3:37 PM on November 9, 2005


How a Strange Hero Thrice Teased an Unruly Girl (1968)

Not just once, but thrice, eh?
posted by kosher_jenny at 3:42 PM on November 9, 2005


Whatever happened to Sorority Babes in the Slime Ball Bowl-O-Rama? By my count it should be somewhere between 12 and 13.

Great flick... if by great, you mean so monumentaly bad it deserves an Ed Wood award. As do most of the above actually....
posted by elendil71 at 3:43 PM on November 9, 2005


For years I had a page torn from Sinclair User containing a splendidly lurid ad for Attack of the Mutant Zombie Flesh Eating Chickens From Mars (Starring, I believe, Zappo the Dog). Best video game title ever. It's just a pity it was never released. The would-be author (Matthew Smith) did Jet Set Willy and Manic Miner, which were pretty damn good considering they ran on a Spectrum.
posted by meehawl at 3:49 PM on November 9, 2005


The Fable of the Kid Who Shifted His Ideals to Golf and Finally Became a Baseball Fan and Took the Only Known Cure (1916)

The Teens were such an innocent time....
posted by interrobang at 4:10 PM on November 9, 2005


Is it just me, though, or do some of the titles towards the end of that list sorta lack the necessary length? Six words isn't really all that horrible. I mean, "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" has six words, a roman numeral, and a colon. And "Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith" has a roman numeral, a colon, and eight words, one of which is a wholly unnecessary "Episode."

Come to think of it, Lucas should've just called it "A Wholly Unnecessary Episode" and saved on typesetting.
posted by arto at 4:22 PM on November 9, 2005


Oh, you're talking about NotDotDotSotBotRotRotTotAotEMHFESZLD 3? Yeah, I heard of that.
posted by Clay201 at 4:46 PM on November 9, 2005


They also missed Who is Harry Kellerman and Why is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?
posted by barjo at 5:39 PM on November 9, 2005


That long title list is missing The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum at Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade.

Great film. Love Glenda Jackson, man.
posted by oflinkey at 6:58 PM on November 9, 2005


Wow, I didn't think this would be coming out until the Year of the Yushityu 2007 Mimetic-Resolution-Cartridge-View-Motherboard-Easy-To-Install-Upgrade For Infernatron/InterLace TP Systems For Home, Office, Or Mobile (sic).
posted by whir at 7:46 PM on November 9, 2005


So has anybody seen either The Longest Most Meaningless Movie in the World or The Cure for Insomnia?
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 7:58 PM on November 9, 2005


I was thinking about a possible long film name yesterday while reading the top 50 independent movies thread (but I already said too much over there). What if you combined as many of those titles as you could into one? Like Buffalo '66: Bad Taste Shadows, Blood Simple Swingers, Evil Dead Clerks, Mad Max, Lone Star, Nosferatu, Eraserhead, Donnie Darko, Roger and Me (The Terminator, Being John Malkovich) – Lost in Translation Sideways In the Company of Men, Two-Lane Blacktop Mean Streets, City of God.

Something along those lines. It would be an interesting movie.
posted by LeLiLo at 8:24 PM on November 9, 2005


Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feeling So Sad doesn't even get a mention?
posted by bunglin jones at 8:35 PM on November 9, 2005


She's Having Three Men and a Baby Boom

How about From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler or The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds?
posted by kirkaracha at 10:10 PM on November 9, 2005


The Fearless Vampire Killers or Pardon Me, But Your Teeth Are in My Neck .
posted by bap98189 at 2:00 AM on November 10, 2005


Why hasn't anyone mentioned Dr Strangelove, or How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb?
posted by Calast at 3:04 AM on November 10, 2005


Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood
posted by jozxyqk at 3:52 AM on November 10, 2005


Dr. Strangelove is number five on the list, Calast
posted by Lord Kinbote at 6:03 AM on November 10, 2005


It's not just you, arto. I found the list severely disappointing. Only the first dozen would produce an immediate "whoa, long title!" reaction if you saw the names outside of this context; another dozen are, yeah, sort of longish if you stop to think about it. After that it's filler. If you find yourself putting Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! on a long-titles list, you should probably realize the idea just didn't pan out and go do something else.

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, however, is probably postworthy all on its own.
posted by languagehat at 6:08 AM on November 10, 2005


Maybe so, but 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 2: The Bloodening sucked.
posted by kirkaracha at 6:20 AM on November 10, 2005


Best title I've ever come across: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0187910/
posted by damehex at 7:12 AM on November 10, 2005


The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum at Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade
posted by MotherTucker at 9:14 AM on November 10, 2005


I can't believe they left out Amazon Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death!
I mean, come on- that had Bill Maher in it and everything. Sheesh.
posted by Dormant Gorilla at 10:41 AM on November 10, 2005


Can Hieronymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?
posted by jonmc at 4:55 PM on November 10, 2005


*checks list again*

Dammit.
posted by jonmc at 4:55 PM on November 10, 2005


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