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

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

FinanceBuzz is looking for a 'horror lover to hire'

Anish Vij

Anish Vij

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.

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).


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.

"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

Saw (2004).

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.

"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).
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."

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