These 2 companies will pay you $1,300 if you’re brave enough to watch 13 scary movies

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Horror movie buffs, this side hustle may be just for you.

FinanceBuzz is looking to pay $1,300 to the ultimate horror movie fan to record their heart rate while watching a list of the scariest movies ever made, according to its website.

The selected “Horror Heart Rate Analyst” will record their heart rate using a Fitbit and discover whether the movie they watch is dread-inducing and scary. FinanceBuzz will also provide the Fitbit and a $50 gift card to cover rental and streaming costs.

Most of the movies selected are a mix of low- and high-budget movies, and include “Saw,” “Insidious,” “Halloween,” and “The Blair Witch Project.”

Got what it takes? The deadline to submit your application is Sept. 26 at midnight, and the chosen candidate will be notified Oct. 1 via email. To apply, click here.

DISH Network is also looking for someone willing to watch 13 scary movies while wearing a Fitbit.

DISH will pay the person they choose $1,300. Here’s the deal: You’ll watch 13 movies based on Stephen King novels-- think “Carrie,” “The Shining,” “It,” etc.

You have to wear a Fitbit to track your heart rate during the movies and then complete a worksheet to document the experience and any changes in your sleep.

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