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Company Willing To Pay Out $1,300 If You Watch 13 Horror Movies In 10 Days

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Company Willing To Pay Out $1,300 If You Watch 13 Horror Movies In 10 Days

A finance company is set to fork out a very nice sum of cash for someone to watch 13 horror movies in 10 days.

Seems easy enough right?

FinanceBuzz are willing to pay someone $1,300 (£940) to be a Horror Movie Heart Rate Analyst.

'WTF is that?' you might ask.

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Well, they want to monitor your heart rate by wearing a Fitbit in order to discover whether the 'high-budget' films scare you as much as the 'low-budget' ones.

On the watchlist there's a mix of big budget films such as A Quiet Place Part II (which had a $61 million budget), along with micro-budget chillers such as The Blair Witch Project (which was made with just $300,000).

Credit: FinanceBuzz
Credit: FinanceBuzz

In a news release, the company said: "In honor of the upcoming spooky season, we at FinanceBuzz are dying to know whether or not high-budget horror movies deliver stronger scares than low-budget ones.

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"You'll help us discover whether or not a movie's budget impacts just how dread-inducing it can be by wearing a Fitbit to monitor your heart rate while you work your way through the list of 13 movies."

The company will provide a Fitbit tracker and $50 (£36) to cover the rental costs of your 'fright fest' on top of the $1,300 payment.

The lucky winner is required to watch the following films between 9 October and 18 October:

  1. Saw
  2. Amityville Horror
  3. A Quiet Place
  4. A Quiet Place Part 2
  5. Candyman
  6. Insidious
  7. The Blair Witch Project
  8. Sinister
  9. Get Out
  10. The Purge
  11. Halloween (2018)
  12. Paranormal Activity
  13. Annabelle
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Saw (2004). Credit: Lionsgate
Saw (2004). Credit: Lionsgate

Applications are due by 26 September 2021, however, it's only applicable to those based in the United States and 'at least 18 years of age'.

A Reddit thread about the topic was uploaded yesterday (12 September) where users shared their thoughts.

One user wrote: "I'd be a bad candidate. Horror movies don't scare me, and the ones that I'm told would scare me, like Martyrs, are just upsetting.

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"There was one movie, Hereditary, that was really freaky. But the last time a horror movie gave me nightmares was The Exorcist and I was 12."

The Exorcist (1973). Credit: Warner Bros
The Exorcist (1973). Credit: Warner Bros

Another user added: "Thank you for letting me know. I submitted my application and have my fingers crossed.

"I couldn't sleep for a month after watching the Grudge movies way back, should be fun, heh."

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Whilst a final user rightly pointed out: "Like if you had nothing else going on, it's not a bad way to make $1,300.

"With a full-time job, I don't think I could justify the sleep I'd lose, or the job I'd lose."

Featured Image Credit: Lionsgate/Momentum

Topics: TV and Film, US

Anish Vij
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