A finance company is looking to hire a "Horror Movie Heart Rate Analyst."
Think you can brave watching 13 horror films? If you're a fan of spooky movies, you might even be able to make some cash out of it. A finance company is looking to pay a person $1,300 to watch 13 scary movies in October. This begs the question: why? The company called FinanceBuzz is looking for a Horror Movie Heart Rate Analyst. What is that you ask? Well, it's exactly what it sounds like. The Horror Movie Heart Rate Analyst will watch 13 of the scariest movies ever made so that their heart rate can be monitored using Fitbit, the company said in a news release according to CNN.
I love scary movies. How do you apply for this? 😅😅— O B A H (@obah_ll) September 14, 2021
"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."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." What horror flicks are included in the list? 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. Think you can handle it?
But wait. There's money involved! The chosen participant will have to watch all the movies from the list between October 9 until October 18. If you're interested, you can apply before September 26. The company will pick its Horror Movie Heart Rate Analyst by October 1. That person will be provided with a Fitbit tracker along with $1,300 and a $50 gift card to cover the rental costs of the fright fest. Would you be interested? Then go ahead fill out this form and tell the company why you are the best person for the job!
Of the list, is there any film you would consider to be the scariest movie in the world? Apparently, there is now an answer! Scientifically, speaking. According to Forbes, broadbandchoices—a comparison tool for broadband deals— came up with the “Science of Scare Project.” They brought 50 people together and tracked their heart rates after watching 100 hours of scary films. The group included a variety of ages. Daniel Clifford, who produced the study, said that "with more people than ever facing a Halloween at home, our Science of Scare study was designed to help people find the most scientifically scary films ever made, to save them the time of searching through thousands of titles across streaming services like Amazon, Netflix and Shudder.” One film was the clear winner. The average resting heart rate of the participants was 65 BPM but when they watched this particular film the average heart rate rose to 86 BPM—a 32 percent increase! Which film did that? It was the 2012 horror-thriller starring Ethan Hawke: Sinister. The film is about a true-crime writer who investigates a number of family murders. Did you guess that right? The eight movies that followed Sinister were Insidious, The Conjuring, Hereditary, Paranormal Activity, It Follows, The Conjuring 2, The Babadook, The Descent, and The Visit.