Any horror fans, specifically big Stephen King fans, looking to make a little extra cash this Halloween season will want to pay attention here. Dish, a satellite TV company in the U.S., is looking for someone to binge 13 Stephen King movies in a row and document the experience. This person, for their troubles, will be rewarded with, amongst other things, a cool $1,300.
Anyone who wishes to apply for the gig is free to do so. A simple entry form needs to be filled out and, in 200 words or less, the applicant must explain why they should be picked for the job. The winner will need to document the entire experience. Their heart rate, jump scares, who joined in on the experience, general thoughts. Everything. Dish is even providing a worksheet to make sure the bases are covered. Per the contest's official webpage, here's what they're looking for.
"The ideal candidate has to be detail-oriented enough to track their experience. They could even share their scares on social media and vlog every time they jump out of their seats. No degree is necessary, nor will a drug test or background check be performed; however, applicants must be 18 years or older and a US citizen or permanent resident to apply. Tell us why you're the perfect victim and what you hope to gain from this experience (aside from the $1,300, of course), and this dream, or nightmare, job could be yours!"
More than 50 of Stephen King's works have been turned into movies over the years. Dish has narrowed the list down to 13 for the purposes of this endeavor. The list includes Carrie (original or remake), Children of the Corn, Christine, Creepshow, Cujo, Dreamcatcher, IT (original or remake), The Mist, Pet Sematary (original or remake), Salem's Lot, The Shining, Thinner and Misery. Dish will provide the chosen individual with access to all 13 movies, just to make things a bit easier and more convenient.
Stephen King, since very early on in his career, has been considered a horror master and has conquered virtually every medium there is. In recent years, the in-demand brand, thanks to the success of IT, which went on to become the highest-grossing horror movie ever, and now IT Chapter Two, which is also raking in the dough. As such, this contest makes a great deal of sense.
Dish, in addition to the money, is throwing in a flashlight, blanket, popcorn, candy, and some Stephen King paraphernalia and a Fitbit to track the winner's heart rate during the experience, as well as a movie theater gift card, which they recommend using to see IT Chapter Two or the upcoming sequel to The Shining, Doctor Sleep. This is in addition to the $1,300 cash. Those who wish to apply can do so by heading on over to USDish.com.