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Say Cheese and Die!

(Goosebumps #4)

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  19,344 ratings  ·  711 reviews
Every Picture Tells a Story.
Greg thinks there is something wrong with the old camera he and his friends found. The photographs keep turning out wrong. Very wrong. Like the snapshot Greg took of his father's new car that shows it totalled. And then Greg's father is in a nasty wreck.

But Greg's friends don't believe him. Shari even makes Greg bring the camera to her birthday
Paperback, 132 pages
Published November 1st 1992 by Scholastic (first published January 1st 1992)
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Oct 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
#4 "One picture is worth a thousand screams."
An evil cursed camera? No that couldn't be real, right? Greg and his three friends are about to find out!
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
Steph [They/Them] (Wickedjr Reads)
I am pretty sure I read and loved this one as a kid. Still enjoyable. Evil camera. Loved the ending!
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.
Jun 05, 2014 rated it liked it
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 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
Dec 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a fantastic short book
Alex findingmontauk1
Apr 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
4 out of 5! a classic from my childhood! full review to come
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
Jordan Anderson
Spooktober 2018 Book 7

Another Goosebumps book done, another one checked off my list. Feels slightly weird being 30 and just now going through the books of my childhood that I never read then as it ruins the excitement I probably would have felt when I was 8, but oh well. Better late than never, right?

Say Cheese and Die is a decent concept in theory...vaguely reminiscent of something from The Twilight Zone, and it’s definitely better than both Stay out of the Basement and Monster Blood. I’ll say
Andres Guevara
May 13, 2012 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
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
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
Catherine Ford
Oct 27, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
It wasn't the best written book ever. But, it had an interesting concept which made me enjoy it.
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
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
Binibining `E (of The Ugly Writers)
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.
Books on Stereo
Oct 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was so much fun.

Initial Thoughts:
1. I loved our cast of characters
2. The pacing was well done and concept was really interesting
3. I can see why people might not like these books because r.l. stine's books can be very formulaic

Check out my full review:
May 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Having grown up reading the Goosebumps books, I thought it would be fun to take a nostalgic trip so see how well it stood up.

Say Cheese and Die was actually surprised me slightly, as I enjoyed it alot more than I'd remembered.

Aug 30, 2007 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!

It's officially time for me to start reading as many spooky books as I can and I couldn't think of a better book series to read in between my longer reads.

Like most 90's kids, I read this series when I was younger. They were obviously scarier to me back then than they are now but I'd be lying if I didn't admit how much fun I still have while reading these books. They're full of cheesy nostalgia but it's the kind of cheesy I don't mind in small increments, and this book was only like 130 pages.
I shouldn't like a children's horror novel this much, but it's great. It's a perfect Stephen King setup: a kid finds a camera in an abandoned house and when he takes pictures with it, they come out wrong. His dad's brand new station wagon looks wrecked in the photo, and then the next day his dad has a terrible accident. In a group photo, one of his friends disappears, and then... his friend disappears.

In my opinion, these books are just as good as Stephen King. They're basically the same exact
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this story! It’s kind of like final destination for young adults. Stine always manages to make goosebumps frightening without actually killing anyone. I thought the premise was unique, and it kept my attention the entire time making me wonder what was gonna happen next. There were a few character flaws but honestly you do not read goosebumps for amazing characters!
Goldilocks Reads (Jenna Vahue)
I've been trying to ignore the fact that Goosebumps were written in the 90's, but Say Cheese and Die is "radical" to the core. Four friends find a haunted Polaroid camera and the first scary picture involves a dad's new station wagon. Even the descriptions of color-blocking clothing and "be home by dark" adage kept the story in a tight 90's box while the other books were able to have modern settings. Background aside, it was a unique mini ghost story with an unconventional premise. I don't plan ...more
Mar 29, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
An interesting supernatural or slightly science fiction story, depending on what you make out of the book, it nevertheless tells a tight story, albeit a simple one. I remember Doug Arthur aka Bird, Micheal Warner, Shari, and Greg. In the first few pages they all get equal screen time, and only later do Shari and Greg take center stage.

The details here work to a large extent because the author delays just right before the evidence of magic or science gone bad reveals the plot. The first act is
Apr 23, 2012 rated it did not like it
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
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
Rachel Louise
Dec 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
Why did I never read these books when I was younger? Honestly I think I would have been scarred for like if I had to be honest though because so far I've read about Human-Plant hybrids, Mummy's, evil mirror reflections and now a camera that shows awful accidents before they even happen... What is happening in these books for God's sake? Even though these books are actually somewhat disturbing when you really think of them I do love them. This one, oh boy, you know that if you found that camera y ...more
Αταλάντη Ευριπίδου
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
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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.” 27 likes
“You guys are just jealous because i'm a natural athlete and you can't cross the street without falling on your face." -(Bird) Doug” 16 likes
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