You Could Get Paid $1300 to Watch 13 Stephen King Movies by Halloween
If you've already watched every entry on every best horror movies list you can find, it's time to get more specific with your Halloween binge-watching. For the second time, USDish is challenging one brave soul to watch 13 movies based on classic Stephen King works by October 31—and reward that lucky viewer with $1300 for their fortitude.
Dozens of movies and TV shows have been adapted from Stephen King's novels, novellas, and short stories, including this summer's Apple TV+ miniseries Lisey's Story with Julianne Moore and Clive Owen and the new Epix series Chapelwaite with Adrien Brody and Emily Hampshire.
Fortunately, you don't even have to make the decision about which movies to watch; USDish.com has narrowed its viewing list down to King's most famous films, including Children of the Corn (1984), Carrie (the 2013 remake or the 1976 original), Misery (1990), Pet Sematary (the 2019 remake or the 1989 original), The Shining (1980), and Christine (1983).
The candidate chosen for the challenge will receive a survival kit complete with a blanket, 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.
After making it through the list and logging their experiences, 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, social media links, viewing habits, favorite horror movies, 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 of the best films and TV shows from the master of horror that are available to stream.
A version of this story ran in 2019; it has been updated for 2021.