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Horror films

Listen to Mel talking about why she loves horror films and which ones she prefers.

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Upper intermediate: B2


I loved it! I like cinema and also I like horror film, specially zombies film because they make you think about your humanity in that kind of situation, how would you respond to that situation in order to survive? would you a good person or it bring up your dark side?. I don't know when this audio was recorded but for me the best zombie movie that i have seen is "TRAIN TO BUSAN" the Korean zombie horror movie (2016) which is totally unpredictable that's why I like it so much.

I really love the cinema and going to the movies is a real special entertainment and a chance to meet friends and go out with. There are eminent and great directors who have dealt with this kind of cinema, creating the great cinematic art we all know and admire.Truly speaking and without meaning to be rude, I've never understood, what kind of art are all these ''zobies film'' and how they can make a normal and sensitive human to feel they've got something important seeing it except of disgusting blooding guts.I'm afraid this answer is more of a psychoanalyst's job.

I stopped watching horror movies more than five years ago. In my opinion from each movie you have to pick up information which can be useful. For me it's impossible to understand which kind of useful information you can find in horror movies. Also I don't like violation's scenes.

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I'd like to watch document films rather than horror movies. I like to see the real things in life much more than special effects. 1 more reason I don't like the horror films is that in my Vietnam, we have another kind of film which is far more horrific than the films. I call it communist media.
Nowadays, we have been surrounded by terrible news on online/offline newspapers. Communist guys manipulate the newspapers. They tell reporters what either to write or not. The reporters have to follow the rules or just write about things without politic. However, there are not many things to write because the guys control everything, which have been making our life become easy to predictable and be under controlled. The reporters have to make special effects by words, news, and photos to appeal viewers.
Every day when you open any newspaper, you will be overwhelmed by loads of bad news with gory murders, sinister plots, huge bribes or garbage things from showbiz. We are trapped in the polluted media. The media makes us tense and scary. It mostly does not supply us things for a good life or guide us to become self control or self decide. It has bitten us day by day to change us into zombies.
I have decided on my own to be off from the communist media. There's not much chance that I will read the bad news from it again. Hope that we will probably soon realize and get rid of the polluted media.

Yes I like horror films, although most of them are not really scary, some of the movies like "Sow" are disgusting instead of being scary. When I was a child I was scared of these movies. Everytime I watched these kind of movies I was so frightened , I was even afraid of entering in an empty room for a week after I watched those movies.
Sometimes I made horror stories in my mind for example I started thinking that my mom was not really her ,I thought She was just some wikide person who pretended she was my mom.
Now when I watch those movies they seemed really ridiculous. There is nothing to affraid of, but I believe these kind of movies affect on your mind unconsciously. I remember the time when I 've been watching horror movies every night . I didn't afraid of them when I watched, but after a while I started feeling bad at nights . I suddenly remembred horror movies scenes and I didn't feel comfortable . Though I think it is not bad if you sometimes watch horro films, but it's not ok to watch it every day . It harm you gradually.

well, I think people like horror films cuz they feel the emotion to run and hope to be safe I dunno.
My favorite genre of films are romantic comedies, yeah. I dunno why, maybe because I like the way the things happen as well as in our real life.
I've never watched his films so I can't say the difference or something similar.
I really loved this audio exercise, it was amazing

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I think people like horror films because they are very excentric and gives us a funny reaction. We can't stay stopped watching these type of movies... They can be frightening and it's an adventure to watch them!
My favorite genre is drama and violence, I like when a movie make a difference in my life, you know... I like to stay thinking about it when the movie ended.
I already have watched two Hitchcock's films: Birds abd Psycho. I liked them both, but I think I prefer Psycho. For me, psychological films are more scary them thriller movies... I don't like that strange creatures we saw on the screems, like zombies and monsters. They are funny and not scary.
I loved this audio lesson <3