This is because they want to find out if a movie's budget makes a difference in the way it affects people.
This year was no different from the last one, we spent most of it indoors, trying to stay away from the deadly virus and its variants. I mean, that's probably why none of us have any sense of time; it's all a blur. It's almost October now (yeah, I can't believe it, either), which means Halloween is right around the corner. While Trick or Treat may not really be on the cards, decorating your house is something you can look forward to, right?
Well, there might be something else, too, if horror movies are your jam, and if you're above 18 and from America!
You see, this finance company called FinanceBuzz is willing to pay a horror movie enthusiast $1,300 to watch 13 scary movies in October because they want to find out if a movie's budget makes a difference in the way it affects people. The catch? Honestly nothing, except that the company will track your heart rate using a Fitbit, per CNN. Also, a $50 gift card will be given, to cover rental costs for movies.
According to a statement by the finance company, they're in search of a "Horror Movie Heart Rate Analyst" to conduct their experiment, given how "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."
So, "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 release said. The assignment is rather simple, too. "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."
Along with that, "You’ll also rank the movies based on your prediction of the size of their production budgets."
The chosen participant is required to watch the following films between October 9 until October 18: 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 and Annabelle.
If you think you have what it takes to be a part of this experiment, then all you have to do is fill out a form that the company has provided in their news release. "Applications are due by September 26, 2021, at midnight ET. The chosen candidate will be selected by October 1, 2021, and contacted via email. We will send out the Fitbit by October 4th, 2021. Then the candidate will have from October 9th, 2021 until October 18th, 2021 to watch the movies and complete the assignment."
Even if this experiment is only meant to be conducted on one person, no one's stopping you from watching it with your partners, and give you more time to cuddle! Well, what are you waiting for? Sign up for it now!
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