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Say Cheese and Die! (Goosebumps #4)

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One of a series featuring Greg, who thinks it's pretty cool when he and his friends find an old camera in a derelict house and it works. But the camera takes weird photographs like the one of Greg's dad's new car - totally wrecked. Then his dad is in a bad car accident. What's going on?
Paperback, 144 pages
Published September 17th 1993 by Scholastic Children's (first published January 1st 1992)
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shanay the acting in pretty much all of them is almost too painful to even watch, so i agree with you.
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I loved Goosebumps as a kid, along with every other child my age. There was always a Goosebumps laying within arm's reach of me, even if it had to be hidden in my backpack. I was a member of the R.L. Stine fan club and got an autographed picture (which was banished to the back of my bookcase because Mr. Stine's gaze kind of freaked me out) and a t-shirt, which I proudly wore to meet Darth Vader with my dad and kid brother:

And, of course, as I got older, my fascination with them faded away. I sol
I love goosebumps when I was a kid and this was one of my favorites.
'Say Cheese and Die!' was the fourth book in the Goosebumps awesome book series.

The story starts with Greg finding an old camera at a spooky house owned by Mr. Spidey (a strange old-man with spider-like appearance). Greg's very amuse with the idea of having a camera so he began by taking a picture of his friend Michael who is leaning on the stair railing. Suddenly, the railing gives way and Michael falls. Michael obviously got h
Cora ☕ Tea Party Princess
5 Words: Nasty, selfish, thieving little shits.

I think I've made my thoughts on Goosebumps quite clear... No thank you.4

That's two books in a row filled with the most obnoxious children in the world. I'm gonna try a third one in case it's just a fluke and I happen to have picked up the wrong ones, but I'm not keeping my fingers crossed.

These books are fine for a certain kind of kid, but even when I was young I was rolling my eyes and not impressed by breaking and entering and burglary.
Apr 08, 2012 امتياز rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
العدد الأول من سلسلة صرخة الرعب

قصة مرعبة تذكرني بمرحلة المراهقة وخاصة انها تتناول القصص المرعبة بطريقة بسيطة وجميلة مناسبة لجميع الاعمار وغالبية أبطالها " أي السلسلة " هم من المراهقين والأطفال :) لكنها ممتعة ومسلية

تدور أحداث القصة حول مجموعة من الاصدقاء الذين يشعرون بالملل فيقرورون ان يقتحموا بيتا مهجورا وهناك يعثروا على كاميرا ملعونة تلتقط صور للمستقبل وتكون غالبيتها مأساوية وتحدث واقعيا مع من تصوره
وتبدأ الأحداث مشوقة ومرعبة في نفس الوقت وتنتهي نهاية مفتوحة كغالبية قصص الرعب ، وأن الرعب مازا
Apr 28, 2015 Carmen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Kids; Parents
Some people think that a picture will steal your soul.

Greg's always been interested in photography, but he only owns a point-and-click that doesn't take very good pictures.

Greg, Bird, Shari, and Michael live in a really boring town called Pitts Landing. One day, for fun, they decide to break into the old Coffman house. It's been abandoned for as long as they remember.

There's a homeless guy, Spidey, who dresses all in black and runs around the neighborhood. He's very old and very thin. He reminds
Jul 16, 2010 Daniella rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: kids who like scary stories
These books were a lot better when I was a kid. I don't think I necessarily found them scary, even back then. Well, okay, the one with the dummy freaked me right the fuck out. But other than that, they weren't particularly frightening. Are You Afraid of the Dark? was scarier. Man, I miss that show. But I digress. What the Goosebumps books were, however, was fun, and though I was obviously less discerning about quality in my younger days, they're still fun for me as a grown-up, for the sake of no ...more
Horace Derwent
the veal is really good, mon

it's chicken, sweetie...

Hahaha! the first r l stine book i read, and it's my last of his for kids
Andres Guevara
May 13, 2012 Andres Guevara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is caled "Goosebumps: Say Cheese and Die" by R.L Stine
While wondering what to do on a boring summer day, three friends Greg, Doug and Shari decide to investigate the house of a old wicked man nicknamed "Spidey". He is nicknamed like that because he looks a lot like a spider. While searching the home, Greg discovers a strange camera. He calls his friend Doug and Doug tells him to take a picture of him. Greg takes a picture of him who is leaning on the stair railing. Suddenly, the railin
Rebecca McNutt
I'm a traditional film photography enthusiast, so this book really appealed to me. I mean, a group of teens who find an old camera that can cause bad events in the future? Seems really cool... but it just ended up being unoriginal, choppy and full of generic, boring characters. A lot of Nineties YA series unfortunately ended up with choppy, descriptiveness writing (The Secret World of Alex Mack, Bone Chillers, etc.) and Goosebumps novels are no exception. Thank god more detailed and intelligent ...more
Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Από τα πλέον αγαπημένα μου βιβλία της σειράς αυτής, που σου προκαλεί από τις πρώτες κιόλας σελίδες του ένα αίσθημα φόβου και αγωνίας. Το μεταφυσικό στοιχείο είναι έντονο και καλοδουλεμένο, ενώ η σφιχτή και νευρώδης πλοκή δεν σε αφήνει να χαλαρώσεις ακόμα και όταν φτάσεις στις τελευταίες του σελίδες... όπως, άλλωστε, συμβαίνει με όλα τα βιβλία του Stine που πίσω από το "έζησαν αυτοί καλά" κρύβει ένα... "ίσως".
a secret agent fangirl
This is a Goosebumps book so how in the world am I supposed to give it a star rating? Or a review?
5.0 Stars.

Quick and fun read. Picked this up at a mall bookstore with my friend the other day with another Goosebumps book because these (Goosebumps) were the first books I ever read.
In seventh grade when I started to read, I didn't know exactly what to read or what interested me so every day at the end of the school day I would take the stairs (no elevator because it's a school obv
Justin Padilla
Three bored kids one summer day decide to investigate the Coffman House, an old house that several spooky stories revolve around and is the home of a strange, old man nicknamed "Spidey", because of his spider-like appearance. While searching the home, Greg Banks discovers a strange camera within a hidden compartment in a basement wall. Amused at the idea of having a camera Greg takes a picture of his friend Michael who is leaning on the stair railing. Suddenly, the railing gives way and Michael ...more
Dec 02, 2014 Redfox5 rated it liked it
Shelves: horror, fiction, children, usa
Reader beware you're in for a scare!

I'm gonna read like it's 1994! I was 6 when I first started these books, borrowed 'Night Of The Living Dummy' from one of my friends and I was hooked from there. I read them all through the 90's and loved them. I only stopped when the 'Goosebumps 2000' series came out but I'm not sure if that's because they were rubbish or I was just getting older and had started to lose interest.

This is an improvement on the first book but I'd still say it's just for old
Maria Eleynita
Actual Rating: 3.5 stars

I like the flow of this story and I can't wait to read the next part of this. The story of this appeals to me more than the last one I've read. It's just creepy how the story about the camera evolves. How evil it is. It's just I wanted to know more about the story of Spidey and how he is related to the camera.
I will be copy-pasting this for every Goosebumps novel I'll be reading.

On a whim, I decided to read all of the Goosebumps books. Some of them I've read before but, for the most part, I haven't. I won't be giving any stars; this doesn't mean anything about my actual opinion for the books, it only means that I don't think I can realistically, objectively rank 62 books which are not even meant for my age. I did enjoy the ones I read as a child and I am enjoying the ones I'm reading now, so that's
Maggie Gordon
Say Cheese and Die is certainly creepy, but it suffers from some weak writing choices. In this story, Greg and his friends find a mysterious camera hidden in an abandoned home. Greg figures out pretty quickly that the camera takes photos of horrible future events, but the rest of his friends refuse to believe him and want to use the camera at a party. When one of their closest friends disappears after her photo is taken, Greg tries to take the camera back to its hiding place. There he is cornere ...more
Cole C
Jan 12, 2012 Cole C rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Greg thinks there is something wrong with the camera that him and his friends found. The photographs keep coming out wrong. Really wrong. Like a snap that he took of his dad's new car and it developed that the car was totalled. Then a couple days later the car gets wrecked.
But Greg's friends don't believe him even Shari makes Greg bring the camera with him to her birthday party and when the picture developed Shari didn't come out in the picture. Is Shari not part of the picture now? That old ev
This may be the worst Goosebumps book. And that's coming from someone who thought Monster Blood aka Evil Flubber was the worst book. There are just so many things that are wrong with this book I don't even know where to begin.

First off, if a camera is causing bad things to happen, WHY WOULD YOU KEEP THE CAMERA? It's obviously evil, and it seriously injures people, so why would you continue to take pictures with it? Oh, right. It's because they are 12-year-old idiots who have no common sense wha
David Santos
Aug 11, 2011 David Santos rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: goosebumps
I guess this is where Final Destination creators got their inspiration from. A camera that shows you what will happen...or should I say causes things to happen. The book starts off pretty slow, which kind of killed my interest, but after forcing myself to read more it got better. I do not like books that start off with multiple characters. With my ADD its hard to remember who is who. I could do with less characters.

Anywho, something that made me go "huh?" was the part of playing truth or dare.
لا يهم ما الوجه السيئ في الماضي، فكل ماضي هو جميل بحكم قانون النوستالجيا..

نفس الأمر ينطبق على قراءات مرحلة التكوين، ففي التسعينات حيث الطفولة والمراهقة، قرأ جيلنا المتاح والمعروض، مثل هذا العدد الأول من (صرخة الرعب)، أو
بعنوان (الكاميرا الملعونة)، أو (قل جبن ثم مت) العنوان الأصلي..

لا يهم مدى تطور أو ضعف القصة، رغم أنها تحتوي على أسطورة حضرية لا بأس بها للنشء، أشبه بأسطورة شريط الفيديو القاتل اليابانية، وهي بدورها أسطورة حضرية تعتمد على اختراع حديث.. المهم أننا مازلنا نحمل الحنين لصرخة
Judith (Paper Riot)
I read this aloud to my brother for his high school English class, so it totally counts for my 2015 reading goal. I'm glad I never had to read this when I was 13, though, because I would have been terrified.
Jan 15, 2010 Keon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is about a boy who found a camera and he took a picture and he relized that it took pictures of the furtuer. I WOULLD RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO ALL MY FRIENDS BEACAUSE they would really enjoy.I like this book because it was a very cool book and it felt like i was in the book and i reaaly enjoy reading. I would relate this book to the others goosebumps book because they there really about kids founding out creepy and mysterius things. Also the good things happen at the end. I would would a ...more
Oct 18, 2009 Brian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A group of friends discover a secret room in the basement with a camera. This camera is not an ordinary camera but a strange camera. It traps one into the camera once you point it at someone and take a picture. One of the kids took the camera with him and several classmates though it was a regular camera and went around taking pictures. I felt like this is a crazy story but it was interesting. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a quick and easy read but at the same time wants an ac ...more
Nek0 Neha (BiblioNyan)
Every picture tells a story.

I enjoyed the "scariness" in this installment much more than the previous three books. The creep factor came into play a lot sooner in this book. I didn't need to wait until almost halfway through the tale for the horror element to start unfolding.

It's still very cheesy (ha ha, get it, cheesy?), but it was still enjoyable and nostalgic! Three and a half pictures out of five.
Darcy McLaughlin
Our 4th Goosebumps book begins with a group of pre-teen friends sitting around bored. So of course they decide the only way to solve their boredom is by committing a break and enter on a local house inhabited by a spooky transient they lovingly call "Spidey" (because he looks like a spider you see). Our protagonist Greg is a rarity in Goosebumps land, described as fairly normal and dare I say it, buff. He's described as a "natural athlete and good looking". A far cry from dorks like Evan of Mons ...more
Frank Terry
It surprised me how good this book actually was. The main turn off more than anything was the ending, the last few paragraphs I really thought ruined a lot of how great this book really was.

But yeah, that aside, there are a lot of really good things going on here.

If you ignore the implications of this being a children's book and leave nostalgia behind going into the reading,

This is a great look at pre-adolescence turning into adolescence.

There is just enough of an absence of sexual tension t
Parinaz Mosayebi
enjoyed reading it as a stupid child. :))
I used to own Stine's books but they vanished through years, like other childhood favorites! I'm gonna search old book boxes the next time we move.
4 نجوم ..
أول عدد وأول رواية أقرأها لـصرخة رعب

أكثر من مدهش .. جعلت لى كل صفحه تشويق للتى تليها

روايه صغيرة تفصل بين الروايات الكبيرة العدد
عجبنى فيها دقه الوصف ..

Aug 30, 2007 Wealhtheow rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: whippersnappers
It's a camera! That takes pictures of how you'll die! AND THEN YOU DIE!

Feb 21, 2011 Nevey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In Arabic it was the cursed camera and this books made me fall for horror...
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Robert Lawrence Stine known as R. L. Stine and Jovial Bob Stine, is an American novelist and writer, well known for targeting younger audiences. Stine, who is often called the Stephen King of children's literature, is the author of dozens of popular horror fiction novellas, including the books in the Goosebumps, Rotten School, Mostly Ghostly, The Nightmare Room and Fear Street series.

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“The next day, Greg is so large that he cannot even ride the car to school because he can't fit in the car. His parents believe this to have been caused by a food allergy and resolve to take him to the doctor later.” 20 likes
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