Do you love scary movies and easy money? Well, then you should probably make your way over to India ASAP.
An Indian filmmaker recently dared fans to watch his newest horror movie, Phoonk 2, alone in a theatre without running out before the end or closing their eyes. The filmmaker, Ram Gopal Varma, will pick out one brave fan and if they succeed, he will pay them $10,850.
According to Yahoo, Varma pulled a similar stunt when he released the first Phoonk movie, and the fan that was picked ended up running out of the theatre after half an hour. However, that contest was mired in some controversy after people claimed the selection process was dishonest. This time, Varma is going all out.
“Varma said the film fan who steps up to the challenge will be wired up to a heart monitoring machine as well as a camera that ensures they keep their eyes open during the whole movie,” Yahoo reports.
Of course, it’s all just a big publicity stunt to promote the movie, but it certainly makes me wish some directors in America would follow suit. It seems like a grave injustice that I actually had to pay to see the Love Guru in theatres. I did sit through the whole thing, and yes, I was pretty much alone in that theatre because seriously, no one watched that movie. Where’s my 10K, Mike Myers? I’m waiting.
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