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Date: Aug 16 2013

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What can you remember about your first scary movie? It’s possible you saw one about vampires who sleep in coffins, hate sunlight, and, of course, drink blood.

Vampires only come out at night when people are vulnerable. After a vampire bites his victim, the victim becomes a vampire, too! Yet many books, movies, and TV shows today want us to feel sympathetic to vampires. Are we supposed to believe they’re just misunderstood?

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misunderstood adj.

定義

範例 People think he's rude sometimes, but I think he's just misunderstood.

coffin n.

定義

範例 They put their mother's favorite necklace in the coffin with her.

vulnerable adj.

定義

範例 People don't like being vulnerable, which is why they're often so shy.

victim n.

定義

範例 My father was the victim of a home robbery.

sympathetic adj.

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範例 Sandra is very sympathetic toward the poor.

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Vampires have definitely changed throughout history. What do you think of today’s vampires? Are they just as scary as the ones you read about as a kid? If not, what would make them more scary?

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Marziye

Marziye

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Vampires never exist all of them are supernatural.

09:57 PM Jul 23 2014 |

chivasko

chivasko

Morocco

actuallu, i was fascinated by vampire’s moveis, but currently i change my opinion . for me it’s a waste of time . the same story repeats for ever .so  why to watch something such this

09:08 PM Oct 04 2013 |

haniehheo

haniehheo

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i dont actually but i think we have vampires in the world
and i like them so much because they have many powers and they can do everything.
and my favorite film about vampires is
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES…......

03:22 PM Oct 04 2013 |

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roze1997

roze1997

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

what do you think?


do think is there any vampire?


how this stories about them are maked?


05:09 AM Oct 04 2013 |

alda10

alda10

Indonesia

In my opinion, today’s vampire is not as scary as the one I wathced when I was a kid because in today’s vampire stories, vampires seems to have feeling that they can holding back their thirsty. Vampires I used to watched are vampires who can only think about drinking blood like zombies who can only think about eating… 

12:24 PM Sep 04 2013 |

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MAHSA1995

MAHSA1995

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Gotta confess that I like vampires! They are cool!! They like blood! So do I!!

10:21 AM Aug 22 2013 |

sherryleio

sherryleio

China

No, today’s vampires are not scray any more, like the Twilight thing, they are handsome, emotional even they look cool.  They refuse to kill people, and drink the blood of animals if they have to.  But it is against our memory about vampires. Fangs, coffin, etc…anyway I still feel scray if I think about vampires at nights. Vampires are vampires.

09:04 AM Aug 20 2013 |

joodiaboot

joodiaboot

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i see hotel transilvania cartoon.in this cartoon vampires are so friendly and kind and i love them!!!hehehehe

07:58 AM Aug 19 2013 |

CandiceAcclo

China

i just watched vampires dairy and Twilight . i don’t care for thrillers them will make me nightmares and i am scared very easily so i don’t watch many dracula movies. but i think vampire dairy is a good one i want it from  1 season to 3 season. every character has thier individuality and i hate caroline at first season but i was attracted by her after she became a vampire she is brave and ties of friendship . by the way i wish she and klaus will be together at the end hehe

05:15 AM Aug 19 2013 |

Spek22

Spek22

Argentina

Buffy and Angel, some of the best series I have ever seen. Vampires, i love them ^^

03:13 AM Aug 19 2013 |

Hamdy

Egypt

I think the old scray movies are better than the new ,specially the old movies given alot of different stories ,but now the movies the majority of it depend on old stories,but they add some changes to seem like it’s different  rerly if you saw unquie story now .

08:35 PM Aug 18 2013 |

Hamdy

Egypt

I think the old scray movies are better than the new ,specially the old movies given alot of different stories ,but now the movies the majority of it depend on old stories,but they add some changes to seem like it’s different  rerly if you saw unquie story now .

08:35 PM Aug 18 2013 |

3emma3

3emma3

Iraq

Dear ola33, most if not all scary movies have moral messages on the surface. They may talk about the effect of machine in our life, love, lonliness, etc. I think the message that will stuck in our unconsciousness is a mess, a confusion about good and evil, beauty and ugliness…. How come that those who drink human blood give me a moral or emotional message. This  distorts the real meaning of beauty, love, juctice etc. 

06:43 PM Aug 18 2013 |

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The_beetle

The_beetle

Thailand

I love Twilight and Vampire diaries ^^

02:25 PM Aug 18 2013 |

ali.taban059

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

since i was a kid, i used to hate vampires and horror films. i believe that if i want to spend a special time for watching a film, it will be a film that i learn something in it or make me laugh. personally, that kind of films fills your mind by scare and there isn’t any other usage for them.

10:27 AM Aug 18 2013 |

princessanika

Iran, Islamic Republic Of


http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zqt2y_nrpqE/UaQmZInXXjI/AAAAAAAACzU/Wnzk1GDrRaE/s1600/Vampire+Diaries.png

08:42 AM Aug 18 2013 |

bella97

bella97

China

I like Vampires,that’s cool,I think

05:26 AM Aug 18 2013 |

shahriarheydari

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I Guess most scary stories back to many many years ago … in that time people didn’t have enough entertainments , thats why they made these stories for their kids…many of today’s scary movies are base on same old stories … 

05:02 AM Aug 18 2013 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

3emma3” Let me In” is a movie about a vampire, a child as a girl. It’s a nice movie that teaches to stand for the weak ones, against bulling and that was a vampire, a child!, who befriended a bullied boy and fend off disgusting bulling guys. The vampire girl tought a boy how to became strong being very strong herself. She kind of shared her power and saved the boy from loneliness.  


Twilight Saga is not that bad, a high-school romance and different kind of vampires, less ferocious.


But some of the horrow movies, true, disgusting, but not the vampire ones. I liked Drakula, Interview with the Vampire, Let me In, Underworld and the Queen of the Damned. “Let me in” is the top one due to its good message a new relationship with the vampires. The other introduce us into the world of the supernatural beauty, speed and of course, love. :) 


 

02:54 AM Aug 18 2013 |

3emma3

3emma3

Iraq

I dont like scary movies. they are disgusting. They hurt and spoiled human feelings. The fear of mystery and the search for the knowledge of the secret of life are natural. But  I hate characterizing  the sublime of natural life by such horrible characters.

02:29 AM Aug 18 2013 |

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