If your Halloween plan is to hunker down and binge-watch horror flicks, you might want to earn some dough while you’re at it.
This Halloween, horror film enthusiasts can turn their heart-pumping passion into a bit of a hustle. That’s because two companies are looking to pay select spectators $1,300 (about P65,000) to watch 13 horror movies.
For Stephen King’s fans out there, US satellite provider DISH Network is looking for an individual who would want to indulge in 13 movies based on the King of Horror’s most terrifying novels.
For the task which it dubbed the “Stephen King Scream Job: Chapter Two,” the chosen viewer must “track their heart rate and jump scares,” take note of their thoughts before and after watching a film, and “log their sleep” once the movie marathon is over – that is, if they still can.
The (un)lucky fan will also be given a “survival kit” consisting of a blanket, popcorn, candy, and some Stephen King paraphernalia to “set the stage” for your horror genre appreciation night.
They will also be provided with a Fitbit so they can properly rack their heart rate during the most intense jump scares of the movies.
Here are the Stephen King classics you’ll be asked to binge-watch:
- Carrie (original or 2019 remake)
- Children of the Corn
- It (original or 2017 remake)
- It Chapter Two
- The Mist
- Pet Sematary (original or 2019 remake)
- Salem’s Lot
- The Shining
- Doctor Sleep
If you’d like your movie night to have a little bit of a variety, perhaps the second side hustle will pique your interest more. Financial company FinanceBuzz is looking to match the same offer of $1,300 to anyone who can sit through their own scary film list.
Their thrust is a little bit different, though: for their fright night, they would want the participant to draw a connection between a scary movie’s budget and its bloodcurdling impact to its audience.
“For a movie to make your hair stand on end and send shivers crawling up your spine, it’s not all about high-end special effects and CGI scares,” FinanceBuzz writes on their listing. “Some of the most spectacular slasher films and terrifying thrillers were made with chump change compared to superhero sequels and well known franchises.”
The task looks more or less the same for the would-be “analyst”: monitor your heart rate through the most spine-shivering scenes, and give your prediction on each film’s budgets after seeing each of them.
Here’s the mixed queue of creepy flicks made with both big and small budgets:
- Amityville Horror
- A Quiet Place
- A Quiet Place Part 2
- The Blair Witch Project
- Get Out
- The Purge
- Halloween (2018)
- Paranormal Activity
The handpicked horror film fan will have from October 9 to 18 to go through the lineup. Aside from the $1,300 compensation and the complementary Fitbit, they will also be given a $50 (P2,500) gift card to cover the costs of their “fright fest.”
For both propositions, the participant must be at least 18 years old and must reside in the United States. Willing fright fanatics can send their application for DISH Network’s challenge here or FinanceBuzz’s opening here.