The candidate will be tasked with watching 16 true crime documentaries that are the perfect recipe for sleepless nights.
Are you a true crime aficionado? We've found just the money-making opportunity for you to binge-watch your way through this pandemic. MagellanTV, a documentary streaming service, is on the search for a hardcore fan of the true-crime genre who'd be up for taking on an endurance challenge of sorts in return for a chance to win $1,000. Candidates would have to watch 24 hours of true crime documentaries featuring the creepiest of criminal minds in history while documenting their experience. Sounds interesting, doesn't it?
"Our candidate has a passion for all things true crime. They can handle the creepiest serial killer, the grizzliest details, and the haunting spookiness of the paranormal. So much so that our candidate is willing to stream it nonstop for 24 hours straight. They will enthusiastically document their All-Night Crime Watch on their social channels so their followers can watch to see if they crack... or not," states the MagellanTV website. The brave soul who manages to complete the challenge will be awarded a $1,000 cash prize, 1-year free membership to the streaming service, and three 3-month memberships for their friends and family.
In order to win these exciting prizes, you'll be tasked with watching 16 true crime documentaries that are the perfect recipe for sleepless nights. These include Manson's Missing Victims, Manson 40 Years Later, Tortured to Death: Murdering the Nanny, Murder on the Internet, Women on Death Row, Killer in the Family, Columbine Massacre: In the Killer's Mind, Last Confessions of the Cannibal, Behind Bars, Parachute Murder Plot, Art Trafficking: Gray Market, Crimes that Made History, Jonestown: Paradise Lost, Undercover Asia, Trafficking Pills, and Delhi Cops.
As evidenced by the growing number of true crime documentaries making their way to popular streaming platforms in recent times, the genre has gained immense popularity among consumers. From movies and TV dramas that bring the lives of notorious criminals to life to podcasts that discuss past cases in forensic detail, today there's enough true crime content out there to meet the needs of every kind of fan. Be it the opportunity to play armchair detective or examine the darker side of human nature from the safety of the other side of the screen, the genre has a lot to offer and we just can't get seem to get enough.
5 Biggest Moments of 2010s’ True-Crime Boom https://t.co/X1F9acRFx6— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) December 27, 2019
Those with nerves of steel can apply for MagellanTV's unique job opportunity by submitting a few words and/or a video explaining why they are the perfect couch potato for the job. "Should you win this dream job on our All-Night Crime Watch, we’ll provide basic guidelines for tracking your Crime Journey - when it comes to sharing the experience via social media, we just want you to keep it real. Don’t worry if you accidentally drift into the dark dreamland-you’ll actually have 48 hours to complete this epic crime and mystery binge," the website states.
Unfortunately for true crime fanatics outside the United States, this lucrative binge-watch opportunity is only available for American residents. Additionally, "persons must be at least 18-years-old or otherwise have reached the age of majority under the laws of the state where you reside, in order to participate" as per the competition guidelines. Those interested can submit their entries before 5:00 pm EST on May 4.
Going by Twitter chatter, fans certainly seem excited about the opportunity to make some money out of their obsession with true crime. I may have finally found my true calling, tweeted @MJMac41831231. I do this for free so it would be good to be paid for what u love lol, wrote @justleonie. Feel the same way? You can apply here.