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

Do the Preparation task first. Then listen to the audio. Next go to each Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.

Task 1

Decide if each of the statements is true or false.




Language level

Upper intermediate: B2


I am trying to bring Justice for women in my country (Afghanistan)

I m not scared of horror films at all,that s why I don really like them;but I must admit there are quite some good films,like psychological one.I prefer comedy and drama,because death and blood are not so wonderful to see in real life.I think some people like this genre because it s something unsual to see in our enviroment (for example  going out,getting home...)unless you are doctor or something like that and produces a kind of excitement.It seems to be like reading poetry,seeing a picture,etc.I don t like these movies,but I have to respect it.

Hi, I don't like horror films because when I see I feel fear.

Hi everyone, I also enjoy bloody horrors films and my favorite is Final Destination because it have a lot of deaths. And I also recommend Saw I, II, III, etc. 

It's seems that author prefer films were peoples are fell in trap and there are no help from outer world (zombie apocalypse or mystery fog). I also like this type of films. This horrors forced me to think about what I use to do  if I find myself in  the same circumstances. What do you think? Have you escape if blood-thirsty zombies encircle you in supermarket? ;)

Of coarse there are people who like horror films.I think these people like these films because they control their full attention through  all the length of the film.
I like comedy and drama genera not only because they entertain me but also,since they are close to the real life,they show me the different aspects of life.
About the listening activity, I think the speaker is a kind of fearless and  cruel.I said this because I heard her saying  horror films are not scary at all and the interesting  scenes in horror films she liked is those in which people die in a horrible way.

i don't think that the author is cruel.Afterall it is her choice and i also like these scenes.If you don't like these films,just don't watch it and let the interested people to see it.Everyone has his all choices...not everyone can think like you

Hello Mohalgn, well I think I'm not a cruel person, but It's true I also like the scenes with people dying. They are scary and I shout all the time. 

Hi everybody, I like horror film, my favourite film are the exorcist, the exorcist of Emily rose, the grudge and there is a Italian director called Dario Argento, who made Profondo rosso, Suspiria and Phenomena that are a good film ( I don't know if this film are seen abroad).However, I think that people like horror movie, because there is a need of strong emotion like fright,love and other feeling. when the people go to amusement park  to look for strong emotion as for horror film.  Instead, for the film "the mist", I think that the interesting part of the film is : the failure of the faith (religion), indeed the religious woman try to kill all person that don't believe in her idea and  in the failure of the atheism, indeed the last survivor kill themselves (except one), only to discover that the evil is to be defeated. It's strange, but true the truth stay in the middle ( I don't know if you'll understand)

I think this is very cool :P :D I am Turkish and 14 years old. So some times I don't understand :) But I understand now. (: