You Can Now Get Paid $1,300 to Watch 13 Horror Movies

Halloween is officially around the corner, so it's time to start thinking about your costume.

Whether you go trick-or-treating in your best scary outfit, or prefer to stay in and bake some ghoulish treats, one thing you can't avoid is a horror film.

The Netflix category is front and center over the fall season, but if you were going to snuggle up behind some cushions for a fear fest you can now get paid to do just that.

Company FinanceBuzz is looking for a scream queen to watch 13 frightening movies, and it'll pay you $1,300 for the privilege.

FinanceBuzz is looking for its very own Horror Movie Heart Rate Analyst in the run-up to Halloween, on October 31, to compare high-end and budget flicks.

The team will send the lucky candidate a FitBit to record their heart rate, as they sit through such horror flicks as Saw, Paranormal Activity, The Blair Witch Project, Get Out, The Purge and The Amityville Horror.

Also on the list are A Quiet Place and the sequel, Candyman, Insidious, Sinister, Halloween—the 2018 version—and Annabelle.

Explaining more about the position, FinanceBuzz said: "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. 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."

The statement referenced Paranormal Activity—one of the films on the list—which was released in 2007 with a budget of $15,000, yet made more than $193 million at the box office.

As well as recording your heart rate while sitting through the horror marathon, you'll also have to rank the films based on how much production budget you reckon they had.

As well as the $1,300 stipend (we won't judge if you spend it all on popcorn), the winner will also receive a $50 gift card to help cover any rental costs.

Applications close on September 26, with the winner announced on October 8. The chosen person will have from the following day until October 18 to complete watching all 13 movies.

Anyone applying needs to be over 18 and based in the U.S. To be considered, you need to fill in an application form, available here, telling the team what your favorite Halloween movie is.

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