You Could Get Paid $1300 to Watch 13 Stephen King Movies by Halloween

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Scott Eisen/Stringer/Getty Images

If you've already blown through lists of the best horror movies ever made, it's time to get more specific with your Halloween binge-watching. This year, USDish is challenging one brave soul to watch 13 movies based on classic Stephen King works by October 31—and the lucky viewer will receive $1300 for their fortitude.

Forty-three films have been adapted from Stephen King's novels, novellas, and short stories, including IT Chapter Two and Doctor Sleep in 2019. USDish.com has narrowed its viewing list down to King's most famous films like Children of the Corn (1984), Carrie (the 2013 remake or the 1976 original), Misery (1990), and Pet Sematary (the 2019 remake or the 1989 original).

The candidate chosen for the challenge will receive a survival kit complete with a blanket, flashlight, candy, popcorn, and Stephen King swag. USDish will also send them a Fitbit they can use to track their pulse while watching some of the most heart-pounding scenes in cinema. All 13 movies are available to watch on Dish, and if the viewer wants to extend their movie marathon, they can use a complimentary gift card to see IT Chapter 2 or Doctor Sleep in theaters.

After making it through the list and logging their experience, the winner will receive a $1300 cash prize. They can use that money to buy all the Stephen King movies that weren't included in the challenge—or maybe take a relaxing trip to some place far from Maine.

To apply for the dream (or nightmare) gig, fill out the form on the USDish.com website with your personal information, viewing habits, and a short essay explaining why you should get the job. There's also an option to upload a video pitching yourself as the perfect victim.

Whether or not you get paid to do it, you can organize a Stephen King binge-watching session of your own. Here are some the best films from the master of horror that are available to stream.

Gevalia Wants to Pay You $5000 to Drink Coffee in a Castle in Scotland for a Week

Carlowrie Castle in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Carlowrie Castle in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Gevalia Kaffe

If you like coffee, castles, and five-course meals, Gevalia Kaffe might choose you as its Coffee Queen.

According to Travel + Leisure, the Swedish coffee company is planning to pay one lucky winner $5000 to spend a week sipping coffee in Edinburgh, Scotland’s Carlowrie Castle. With 12 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, and 32 acres of land, there’s plenty of space to wander around—coffee mug in hand, of course.

“Gevalia believes a Queen is anyone who transforms into the most confident version of themselves after that first cup of coffee—they speak their minds, are self-aware, and aren’t afraid to make fun of themselves,” Gevalia senior associate brand manager Tina Bletnitsky said in a press release. “At Gevalia, we want to celebrate the Queen in everyone, and now we’re just making it official.”

carlowrie castle hallway
The foyer of Carlowrie Castle.
Gevalia Kaffe

Gevalia is thoroughly committed to helping the winner reach their full regal potential by truly treating them like a queen. In addition to plenty of top-notch coffee, Gevalia will bestow you with a personal butler, five-course meals made by a “coffee-inspired chef,” private lessons on preparing café-style drinks at home, and coffee-inspired spa treatments. And because ruling over a kingdom is no fun if you have nobody to share it with, Gevalia is also letting you bring a friend.

The application, which is open through December 21, only takes about a minute to complete—you just have to share how many cups of coffee you drink per day, explain how you’re a Coffee Queen in real life (in 250 characters or fewer), and provide some personal information.

Then, recline in your at-home throne until December 30, when Gevalia announces the winner.

[h/t Travel + Leisure]

Reviews.org Wants to Pay You $1000 to Watch 30 Disney Movies

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Razvan/iStock via Getty Images

Fairy tales do come true. CBR reports that Reviews.org is currently hiring five people to watch 30 Disney movies (or 30 TV show episodes) for 30 days on the new Disney+ platform. In addition to $1000 apiece, each of the chosen Disney fanatics will receive a free year-long subscription to Disney+ and some Disney-themed movie-watching swag that includes a blanket, cups, and a popcorn popper.

The films include oldies but goodies, like Fantasia, Bambi, and A Goofy Movie, as well as Star Wars Episodes 1-7 and even the highly-anticipated series The Mandalorian. Needless to say, there are plenty of options for 30 days of feel-good entertainment.

In terms of qualifications: applicants must be over the age of 18, a U.S. resident, have the ability to make a video reviewing the films, as well as a semi-strong social media presence. On the more fantastical side, they are looking for applicants who “really, really lov[e] Disney” and joke that the perfect candidate, “Must be as swift as a coursing river, with all the force of a great typhoon.” You can check out the details in the video below.

Want to put yourself in the running? Be sure to submit your application by Thursday, November 7 at 11:59 p.m. at the link here. And keep an eye out for Disney+, which will be available November 12.

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