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Scream 4
Scream 4

Simple Past Tense

Date: May 11 2011

Themes: Pop Culture

Grammar: Simple Past Tense

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In the 1990s, the Scream series defined the horror flick for a generation. The three original Scream movies were a huge success. Not only were they frightening, they were also funny. They used tongue-in-cheek humor to poke fun of horror movie conventions.

Now Scream 4 has come out. But will it be as successful as the first Scream movies? Find out what Amy and Jason think.

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Amy

Amy

Jason

Jason

Amy:  I remember the original Scream. That movie was kind of a big deal. It was one of those horror movies that kind of defined a genre when we were a little bit younger.

Jason:  It still is a big deal to me. Like I watched it in preparation for watching Scream 4.

Amy:  Oh really?

Jason:  And it’s still funny. The tongue-in-cheek humor…It’s both scary and funny, which is a real accomplishment.

Amy:  It is. So what is the new Scream all about? Does it have the same combination fo scariness and humor that the first one did?

Jason:  It tries to, but it doesn’t pull it off quite as well. I’ve heard that they’re rebooting the whole series, that there’s going to be a new trilogy. But I gather that since this one didn’t go over quite as well as they’d hoped that might actually be cancelled. So it remains to be seen.

Amy:  Oh, that’s too bad. I just bought a Ghostface on eBay.

Jason:  Nice.

Amy:  I don’t know what I’ll do with it now.

Jason:  I don’t think it ever goes out of style. The original Scream is a classic, no matter what happens with sequels from now on.

Amy:  Alright, good.

 

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Amy and Jason are both fans of the original Scream movie. Jason recently rewatched it in order to get ready for Scream 4, which just came out. He loves the original films’ combination of funny and scary elements.

But Jason says the new Scream, Scream 4, isn’t as good as the original trilogy. In fact, the filmmakers had planned on making three new Scream movies, but since the first one has gotten poor reviews, they might change their minds.

What other movies are both scary and funny? What is your favorite horror flick?

 

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renusavita

renusavita

India

It is really nice

05:48 AM May 17 2011 |

HENAR

Spain

I don´t like scary movies.

12:09 PM May 16 2011 |

Lila-twinz88

Germany

Scream was my very first horror movie! I really need to see Sceam 4! 

11:37 AM May 16 2011 |

aiwqkb

Viet Nam

我是一个对英语感兴趣的人,但是我的英语不太好,我相信有了这个网,我会认真的每一天按上面的方法去做啊,相信不久就能学会啊!!

09:24 AM May 16 2011 |

Madline

Madline

Jordan

I don’t like the scary movie because my heart so weak to watch it  but If I was in the middle of the day in the living room with my family I watch some but not alone …..but sometime as it mentions before they mix the horror with the humor  really I like this type of movie ;)

08:54 AM May 16 2011 |

Madline

Madline

Jordan

I don’t like the scary movie because my heart so weak to watch it  but If I was in the middle of the day in the living room with my family I watch some but not alone …..but sometime as it mentions before they mix the horror with the humor  really I like this type of movie ;)

08:54 AM May 16 2011 |

lawrence86

lawrence86

China

i think Scream are  comedy films

11:10 AM May 15 2011 |

﹏°You make my heart smile、

China

So crazy、

04:14 AM May 15 2011 |

ricardom

ricardom

Mexico

I don’t like scream movies, which have a exaggerated sarcasm for me.

08:33 PM May 12 2011 |

Athosfbc

Athosfbc

Brazil

nice movie!! I’m not a horror fan, but this film is awesome!!!

12:45 PM May 12 2011 |

Kotisha

Kotisha

Russian Federation

I am not a fan of horror movies. I don`t think that young people should watch them, because films which contain murders and blood cause an agressive behaviour among teens. I have already watched Scream4. It is a combination of humour and scaríness. I think that this movie is a big deal and it will be a huge success among horror movies`s funs!

10:44 AM May 12 2011 |

Dizelman

DizelmanSuper Member!

Switzerland

I see the sarcasm but honestly, the jenre is not my cup of tea.

10:33 AM May 12 2011 |

sofree

sofree

China

It’s hard to connect scary and funny together, I think Sream series are funny, not scary at all.


Japanese horror flicks easily get me, like The Ring.

04:14 AM May 12 2011 |

Ryo

Ryo

Saudi Arabia

I hate scary movies


how come  scary and  funny?

01:12 AM May 12 2011 |

Lao_88

Lao_88

Colombia

 I don’t like horror flick too much, but i liked “Silent hill”, and i just watched it one time. That genre is not for me…

09:32 PM May 11 2011 |

zoi54

zoi54

Peru

I saw “Scary movie” and it was a dumbbell movie, I think they exaggerated a little bit making the movie, don’t they?

06:55 PM May 11 2011 |

shirmila

shirmila

Sri Lanka

I dont like to horror movies. its not funny.

04:10 PM May 11 2011 |

isabel139

isabel139

Peru

I don’t know other movies scary and funny on the same time. I liked to see “Scary movie” but just for fun :P. I like horror movies. I loved to see “Saw”, “The ring”, “Unborn” and some others :))))



03:46 PM May 11 2011 |

isabel139

isabel139

Peru

I don’t know other movies scary and funny on the same time. I like horror movies. I loved to see “Saw”, “Unborn”, “The ring” and some more :))


 

03:33 PM May 11 2011 |

Khaldon

Khaldon

Jordan

like


 

02:49 PM May 11 2011 |

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