Watch 13 Stephen King Movies By Halloween and get $1,300 Watch 13 Stephen King Movies By Halloween and get $1,300


The Stephen King competition has ended, but according to our data, horror movies are forever. The USDish team picked through the answers from this contest and compiled TV- and movie-watching trends from everyone who applied for this nightmare of a dream job. Check out the results here.

13 Could Be Your Lucky Number

Get your popcorn ready and your coziest blanket near— is looking for one (un)lucky fan to watch 13 movies based on Stephen King’s most chilling novels. With It: Chapter 2 and Doctor Sleep hitting theaters soon, we want to pay you $1,300 to witness 13 horror classics in preparation for Pennywise and Danny Torrance.

Halloween is just around the corner, so it’s fitting you get cozy with Carrie or play fetch with Cujo. Maybe take Christine for a spin and see where it takes you. In the process, tell us how everything’s going. How’s your heart rate during the scary scenes? Which movie’s your favorite or least favorite? Are you watching these flicks alone, or bringing a friend along so you can have night terrors together? You tell us, we pay you $1,300. Simple! Scary, but simple!

Who We’re Looking For

Movie buff? Scaredy cat? Adrenaline junkie? All of the above? This job is not for the faint of heart, but it could be for you. 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!

What You’ll Watch

So many adaptations, so little time. We narrowed it down to 13 classics that will leave you screaming...for more!

  • Carrie (original or 2013 remake)
  • Children of the Corn
  • Christine
  • Creepshow
  • Cujo
  • Dreamcatcher
  • It (original or 2017 remake)
  • The Mist
  • Pet Sematary (original or 2019 remake)
  • Salem's Lot
  • The Shining
  • Thinner
  • Misery

We also want to know everything about your experience. You will track your heart rate and jump scares. You’ll let us know who joined in on the scares with you. You’ll let us know what you thought before watching certain movies, and if your feelings changed after you completed them. You’ll even log your sleep—if you can sleep. We want to know all this and more! We’ll provide a worksheet to help guide you along the way, but you’re not limited to what we give you—feel free to share your thoughts, like a journal, and give us all the frightening deets!

What You’ll Get

One lucky (or unlucky) fan will get quite the package to make this trip down Derry, Maine well worth it.
  • Don’t worry about tracking down these horror flicks; watch all 13 movies on us!
  • To help equip you for watching, we’ll give you a survival kit with a flashlight, blanket, popcorn, candy, and some Stephen King paraphernalia to set the stage for what is sure to be a terrifying experience.
  • We’ll provide a Fitbit to help you track your heart rate during some of the more intense scenes. Think “you’ll float too” or the prom scene in Carrie.
  • We’ll also give you a movie theater gift card to add a 14th movie to your list, either It: Chapter 2 or Doctor Sleep, whichever nightmare you prefer (you won’t be required to report on this specific movie experience—just try to enjoy the show).
  • Once you watch all 13 movies and log your report, we’ll pay you $1,300! Spend it how you want. May we recommend a relaxing spa trip?

How To Apply

Think you’re up for the challenge? Fill out the application form below to officially enter into the scariest social experiment of the season. In 200 words or less, tell us why you should be tortured this way. For bonus points, include a link to a video showing us your Halloween spirit! Let us know how you like to celebrate the Halloween season and any other relevant information that would make you the perfect candidate. It’ll be the scariest—but easiest—way to make $1,300, so apply today!

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The deadline to submit your application is Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 5:00 pm MST.