Scare yourself while making money on the side!
American television provider DISH Network is looking to hire someone to watch a total of 13 scary movies all based on Stephen King novels, from “Carrie” and “It” to “The Shining” and “Misery,” for USD 1,300 (approximately PHP 65,000).
The only catch is you’ll need to wear a Fitbit to track your heart rate while you watch and also jot down your experience in each film. “You will track your heart rate and jump scares,” according to the website. “You’ll let us know who joined in on the scares with you. You’ll let us know what you thought before watching certain movies, and if your feelings changed after you completed them. You’ll even log your sleep—if you can sleep.”
If Stephen King movies aren’t your cup of tea, another company is providing a similar opportunity at the same price.
Website FinanceBuzz announced that it is hiring a “Horror Heart Rate Analyst” who will watch 13 high-budget and low-budget horror flicks while also wearing a Fitbit. Their goal is to find out if there’s a correlation between how expensive a film was made and how terrifying it is 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. More often than not, horror movies are scary because of their story… not the budget of the production studio,” FinanceBuzz said. “Some of the most spectacular slasher films and terrifying thrillers were made with chump change compared to superhero sequels and well-known franchises.”
“With Halloween around the corner, all streaming services and channels are going to start playing some familiar fear-inducing favorites. 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 added.
Whoever they will hire will get to watch classics like “The Blair Witch Project” and “Amityville Horror” as well as more recent titles such as “Paranormal Activity,” “A Quiet Place” parts one and two, and “Get Out.”
Unfortunately, only those based in the United States and at least 18 years of age can apply.
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