Sort of a Writing Gig: Watch 13 Scary Movies & Get $1300

If you’re a Stephen King fan and want to make some extra money watching some films based on Stephen King books while your bodily reactions are monitored and recorded, DISH Network may have the gig for you.

Here’s the scoop from DISH:

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!

Two catches:

  • God knows how many people will apply for this gig, and there’s only room for one scary movie watcher to, you know, rule us all.
  • You’ll have to do some free (as in unpaid) writing as part of your application, and you’ll need to demonstrate that you yourself will be a publicity-worthy commodity, as in:

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!

Still up for it? Then hie thyself over to

Once again, we aren’t recommending this position, just alerting y’all to its existence. And, also once again, if you do get involved in this process, please let us know how it goes!

Break a leg!