I’ve done blogathons in the past. Can honestly say I’ve never done a 24 hour straight watchathon.
Was looking at the Star Wars movie marathon in the theaters when Rise of Skywalker came out and was intrigued and interested. This particular challenge doesn’t require leaving my house, not sure if that’s a pro or con.
In a blogathon for 24 hours you write and posts blog posts. Seemed easier to me than it actually was, particularly toward the final six hours when the tank gets beyond empty and your brain goes into mush mode.
The dream teams at CableTV.com and HighSpeedInternet.com are partnering up to pay one lucky horror flick aficionado $1,000 to watch a nonstop, 24-hour movie marathon on a streaming service of their choice. If a night of #nosleep, coffee, and gallons of fake blood sounds like more of a dream than a nightmare, this job is right up your (dark, abandoned) alley.Get Paid $1,000 to Watch 24 Hours of Horror Movies This Halloween
This horror watching on Halloween movie challenge, however, is a bloody sharp opportunity to choose 13+ horror movies on various streaming channels and tweet and blog the fun. I mean, think about the run times, about 1.5 hours per movie .. it’s just about perfect for 13+ movies. With the right pre-planning exactly 13 movies could be chosen for a perfectly superstitious movie count.
24 hours x 60 minutes = 1440 minutes
divided by 90 minutes (average estimated movie)
= 16 movies!
What 13 movies would I choose? That I have to think more about for certain, but I just surfed around Shudder’s Newly Added List and quickly picked out 13 horror movies I’d like to watch or rewatch (in no particular order):
- 91 minutes – Mohawk (2018)
- 94 minutes – The Cleansing Hour (2020)
- 96 minutes – The Deeper You Dig (2020)
- 89 minutes – The Masque of Red Death (1964)
- 85 minutes – From Beyond (1986)
- 100 minutes – Rabbit (2018)
- 100 minutes – Starfish (2018)
- 102 minutes – Fade To Black (1980)
- 83 minutes – 30 Miles From Nowhere (2020)
- 89 minutes – The Evil (1978)
- 94 minutes – Mortuary (1983)
- 89 minutes – One Dark Night (1983)
- 81 minutes – Random Acts of Violence (2020)
= 1193 minute
Bonus movies to round out 1,440 minutes
14. 92 minutes – Hellmaster (1992)
15. 108 minutes – Uncaged (2016)
= 1,393 minutes
This would leave like 40+ minutes for bathroom pause and breaks throughout the day. Again, these aren’t necessarily the movies I’d watch if chosen, but maybe they would be, who knows?
Want to apply?
Yes, you can apply, too. It’s not about the money to me, but if they pick me and want to pay, I’m not going to turn down a thousand bones for doing something I love doing anyway. It’s about watching and enjoying horror movies.
You get 100 words for them to decide why you should be the one they choose. I made sure my precisely 100 words were exactly 666 characters.