The company, FinanceBuzz, is hoping to find out whether the size of a movie's budget impacts its effectiveness.
October is right around the corner which means spook season is almost here. There's nothing more relaxing than grabbing a hot cup of cocoa and cuddling under a warm blanket to binge-watch Halloween classics with loved ones. The closer to Halloween we get, the scarier the movies need to become for the best experience. But the only thing that can make this even better is if you were getting paid to watch the movies. It may have been wishful thinking all these years but now it is actually happening. All your years of being a horror enthusiast may just finally pay off.
A finance company is looking to pay an individual $1,300 to watch 13 scary movies in October and calling it the Halloween Horror Hustle. FinanceBuzz is66 hoping to find out whether the size of a movie's budget impacts its effectiveness. A news release by the company read that they were looking for "a horror lover for hire who is brave enough to watch 13 scary movies to find out whether high-budget horror movies deliver more scares than low-budget ones." They will be hired to the position of a Horror Movie Heart Rate Analyst since they will have to record their heartbeat while watching the movies. The company will also send across a FitBit to them to record their heartbeat.
The company noted: "Of all the different types of movies to hit the silver screen, movies of the horror genre are the most profitable, regardless of the budget set to film them.
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. Some of the most spectacular slasher films and terrifying thrillers were made with chump change compared to superhero sequels and well-known franchises. In 2007 Paranormal Activity was produced with just $15,000 and racked in over $193 million dollars from the box office."
It's almost that time of the year when we are going to start consuming our favorite horror flicks. "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," the company stated. They even shared the list with a mix of high-budget and low-budget horror movies. The films include Saw, Amityville Horror, A Quiet Place, A Quiet Place Part 2, Candyman, Insidious, The Blair Witch Project, Sinister, Get Out, The Purge, Halloween, Paranormal Activity, and Annabelle. The person hired will also have to rank the movies based on their prediction of the size of their production budgets.
In addition to getting to enjoy these movies and the $1,300 pay, the analyst will also be receiving a $50 gift card to cover rental costs to fund your fright fest. You can apply to the post by filling the form and show the company why you are the best hire for this side hustle. The last day to apply is September 26, 2021, at midnight ET. You will have to be based in the US and be 18 years of age or above. The chosen candidate will be selected by October 1, 2021, and contacted via email. The person chosen will be sent the Fitbit by October 4th, and they will have from October 9th, 2021 until October 18th, 2021 to watch the movies and complete the assignment.
Opportunities like this don't come knocking often, here's your chance to make the most of it.