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Say Cheese and Die!

(Goosebumps #4)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  18,516 Ratings  ·  655 Reviews
Greg thinks there is something wrong with the old camera he found. The photos keep turning out . . . different.

When Greg takes a picture of his father's brand-new car, it's wrecked in the photo. And then his dad crashes the car.

It's like the camera can tell the future--or worse. Maybe it makes the future!
Mass Market Paperback, 144 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by Scholastic (first published January 1st 1992)
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Mohammed Arabey
Oct 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ده كان أول اعداد صرخة الرعب يصدر في مصر صيف 1997

هي من اهم سلاسل الرعب للنشء في العالم..بدأت في اوائل التسعينات وكانت ظاهرة مثيرة

دعك من ان الترجمة كانت متواضعة، نهضة مصر نجحت في جذب كثير من جيلي بالسلسلة المرعبة الطريفة دي باغلفتها العجيبة
وجذبتني من عددها الاول، الكاميرا الملعونة
شلة اطفال يجدوا كاميرا تصور ليس من أمامها في حالته وإنما في حادث بشع سيتعرض له بعد وقت قصير
فكرة الكاميرا اللي بتصور المستقبل اتهرست بشكل او بآخر قبل كدة بعض الافلام الاجنبي لكن اسلوب المؤلف كان مثير فعلا حتي لما أعدت قراء
Oct 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
#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!
Oct 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Από την αγαπημένη σειρά, ένα βιβλίο για μια φωτογραφική μηχανή που τραβάει φωτογραφίες και προκαλεί ατυχήματα! Φαντάζεστε να πέσει σε επικίνδυνα χέρια; Και φυσικά ο τρόπος της είναι πάντα πρωτότυπος: από περίεργα ατυχήματα μέχρι εξαφανίσεις, κλπ....
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 am pretty sure I read and loved this one as a kid. Still enjoyable. Evil camera. Loved the ending!
Nov 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
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.
Jun 05, 2014 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
Apr 08, 2012 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
Jul 16, 2010 rated it it was ok
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
Mar 23, 2015 rated it liked it
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
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
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
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
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".
Ahmad Sharabiani
Say Cheese and Die! (Goosebumps #4), R.L. Stine
عنوان: بگو پنیر و بمیر - کتاب 04 از سری دایره وحشت (جلد 05 انتشارات ویدا)؛ نویسنده: آر. ال. استاین؛ مترجم: ماندانا قهرمانلو؛ ویراستار: محمد قاسم زاده؛ تهران، ویدا، 1385؛ در 133 ص؛ شابک: 9789646807808؛ چاپ دوم 1386؛ چاپ هفتم 1392؛
عنوان: بگو پنیر و بمیر - کتاب 04 از سری دایره وحشت (جلد 05 انتشارات ویدا)؛ نویسنده: آر. ال. استاین؛ مترجم: شهره نورصالحی؛ تهران، پیدایش، 1388؛ در 190 ص؛ شابک: 9789643496609؛
Catherine Ford
Oct 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: horror
It wasn't the best written book ever. But, it had an interesting concept which made me enjoy it.
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.
Carly  Patrick
Bastante flojo, la idea es buena y como empieza el autor a desarrollar los hechos; pero llegado un punto, la historia pierde completamente el rumbo y termina con un final desastroso.

La mayoría de los personajes bastante desperdiciados.
Jun 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
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
Shelves: read-need-to-buy
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!
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
Feb 23, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: horror, middle-school
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
Nov 29, 2011 rated it liked it
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
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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“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.” 25 likes
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