There is no doubt that Halloween is going to look a little different this year. According to the CDC, going out trick-or-treating, or even opening the doors to trick-or-treaters, is considered high risk for contracting the coronavirus. Because of this, many parents are opting to forgo the tradition in favor of safety, but we still want to make the evening memorable for our kids. Since you’ll be home anyway, why not get paid to watch scary movies. while eating your favorite Halloween candy? Literally, it’s a job that’s being offered right now.
Two companies have joined together to give an incentive for someone who has nothing else to do this Halloween, which is all of us. CableTV.com and HighSpeedInternet.com have partnered up to offer one lucky person a Halloween dream job of a lifetime. All they have to do is watch a 24-hour horror movie marathon—and they’ll pay real money, no tricks!
According to the partnership’s details, the gig will pay a $1,000 stipend and a $50 Starbucks gift card. All you have to do is watch 24 hours of “nonstop horror movies,” and you get to choose the streaming platform of your choice.
And there’s no restriction or limitations on what titles of movies you spend those 24 hours watching—they just need to be of the horror genre. This means you can choose to spend the time watching old classics like Carrie or The Birds; you can decide to watch all 9 movies in the Saw franchise or the 5 Purge movies.
The job description also says you can watch the movies that are arguably more funny than scary like Night of the Living Dead or “ridiculous horror comedies like Tammy and the T-Rex.”
Where’s the catch, right? It seems that the hardest part about the job is going to be the requirement to stay awake and watch movies the entire time. The job description estimates you should be able to watch approximately 12-16 movies within that time: no sleeping and no breaks, which is where the Starbucks gift card comes in handy. You’ll also get $30 worth of candy to try and see if sugar will help get you through the movie marathon.
Only one lucky person will be chosen for the job, and we’re guessing there’s going to be a lot of competition. To apply for the job, you must be a U.S citizen with eligibility to work in the United States. You also have to confirm that you’re at least 18 years old, and you need to have access to a streaming service.
What is going to help you stand out from the crowd comes when you answer the question as to why you’re the best person for the job, what makes you the aficionado on all this terrifying and what you can bring to the role that no one else can—all in 100 words or less.
Applications are open now, on HighSpeedInternet.com, but they must be in by October 19th at 11:59 PM; the person chosen for the job will be notified via email no later than one week after the applications close.