Horror films


Ready to brave the fear and feel the excitement? Mel talks about her love for horror films.



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Hello everyone
I have seen several horror films, I don´t like violent films or gory, I prefer the films tense, I believe that blood is not necessary to terrorize, Agatha Christy, Hitchcock, Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft there are good examples about suspense, an mistery.
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I don't really like horror films, but I can understand that people like to escape reality. For example, if you feel stressed about an exam, maybe watching a horror film will make you forget about your stress.

Some people watch horror films and enjoy them , I think they try pass their problems and daily routines , they prefer imagination events than real life , I think it’s their view and I respect it .
For me , I’m not addicted in watching films , some times I relax and enjoy films , I like detective stories , films of war , it makes me sharing with characters looking for the solution and hoping that peace and love beat at last .
my favorites are Gladiator , wiliam wallas , I repeat watching them many times .

I don't know why people enjoy watching horror films, but tastes differ. As for me I like watching comedy, drama and melodrama. I have a fancy for drama films becouse most good films are drama films and if you like watching films you have to like drama films.

Hi all
thanks for this excellent practice. but can you introduce a site that i can able to chat?
the best wishes

What language level is this activity appropriate for?

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This activity would be appropriate for low intermediate level students.

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I love horror films, but I don´t know why.
My favourite film genre are love films, horror films and thriller films, I love the thiller.
Yes, I have watched Alfred Hitchcock’s films, of course.I think that, there are a lot of diference between horror films and thriller films.
I think always is nice to hear you.

hello everyone
I use to like horror films but by time ,I realized that there's no add in these kind of films ,always the same stories manipulating the same fairs and treating the same subjects which by the way became so boring "in my opinion of course".But if I have to choose among this horror film types ,I prefer zombie films because they're more funny than scary.
After all I prefer documentaries.