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A company will pay someone $1,300 to watch 13 horror movies in October

It’s already mid-September, which means spooky season is fast approaching. If you are big fans of all things that will make your heart race a little faster, then we may have found the side gig for you. This company is reportedly looking to pay someone $1,300 to watch 13 horror movies in October. (1)


Company Wants To Pay Someone $1300 To Watch Horror Movies

A finance company is looking to pay someone $1300 to watch 13 scary movies throughout the month of October 2021. Why? They want to know whether or not the size of horror movies’ budgets has an impact on their effectiveness.


The company is FinanceBuzz and the title of the temporary position they are looking to fill is called a Horror Movie Heart Rate Analyst. The job details? You have to watch 13 of the scariest and creepiest films ever made, the whole time monitoring your heart rate using a FitBit.


“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,” they explained. “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.”

You will also rate each one based on your predictions of the size of their production budgets.


Why Horror Movies, Specifically?

FinanceBuzz says that of all the film genres to hit theatres, horror is consistently one of the most profitable. In their opinion, this has nothing to do with special effects or how much money a film has. They say it’s much more in the writing of the movie.


“More often than not, horror movies are scary because of their story… not the budget of the production studio. Some of the most spectacular slasher films and terrifying thrillers were made with chump change compared to superhero sequels and well known franchises,” they explain. “In 2007 Paranormal Activity was produced with just $15,000 and racked in over $193 million dollars from the box office.”

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The Job Details

The job does have a pretty tight time restriction. You will be required to watch all 13 films between October 9 and October 18 – so you will have to dedicate some serious time to movie watching. If you’re wondering what movies you will be required to watch, they have released the list. These include:

  • Saw
  • Amityville Horror
  • A Quiet Place
  • A Quiet Place Part 2
  • Candyman
  • Insidious
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • Sinister
  • Get Out
  • The Purge
  • Halloween (2018)
  • Paranormal Activity
  • Annabelle

FinanceBuzz will provide you with a Fitbit tracker as well as two gift cards. The first will be for $1300 to cover the cost of the movie rentals and the second for $50 to cover the cost of the fright test. 


How Do You Apply?

If you think that you are the right person for the job, your first step is to fill out the form provided. You must be based in the United States in order to qualify. Here, they provide space for you to tell them why you are the best suited for the position. You must submit your application by September 26 at the latest. FinanceBuzz will announce the winner on the first of October.


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Julie Hambleton
Freelance Writer
Julie Hambleton has a BSc in Food and Nutrition from the Western University, Canada, is a former certified personal trainer and a competitive runner. Julie loves food, culture, and health, and enjoys sharing her knowledge to help others make positive changes and live healthier lives.