$10,000 Reward If You Can Watch This Horror Movie

phoonk 2From Reuters:

A Bollywood filmmaker has issued a lucrative challenge to horror movie fans: a $10,000 reward for anyone who can watch his latest supernatural thriller, alone, in a cinema until the closing credits. Ram Gopal Varma’s “Phoonk 2,” a sequel to his 2008 film of the same name, is about an evil spirit that traumatizes a family.

“Anyone who says the movie cannot scare him is going to be put in a theater by himself,” Varma told reporters in Mumbai at an event to promote the movie. 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. Readings from the machines will be shown live on a screen outside the cinema, Varma said, and if the contestant succeeds, they will win 500,000 rupees (approximately $10,850)…

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  • Kevin

    just watched the trailer. it looks absolutely horrible…. stock screams and bad special effects. i could watch it no problem.

  • http://www.xenex.org/ xen

    I accept your challenge. I will require $2500 deposited into my account as a show of good faith. Am I allowed to get up to pee?

  • sfh89

    I can do it no problem; just need an advance for travel expenses.

  • Tes

    So do I have to go to India to be part of this. I dont need to even see the trailer. I am the queen of Horror films… This will be no problem. I look forward to the challenge.

  • Slushie_Man

    I'm down for it. Hell, I'd even pay out of my own pocket to go there. For 10,000 bucks, that's more then worth it since a ticket there is only about $1000.

  • http://lovewithoutsound.blogspot.com/ adam

    please. i need the money.

  • Michael

    Out of curisoity. Is this only available in India?

  • KT

    HIMSELF?? Why can it not be a female that does this? For that sexist attitude, I want to be the one to do it, just to prove y'all wrong!! 😛 I love horror movies. I watch them by myself in a dark house all the time. Well, not all the time – I do have a life. Still… You get my point. I AM SO DOWN FOR THIS!!!

    • TK

      It used himself because it's grammatically correct maybe? There really should be a word for when the gender is unknown, but there isn't and the male version is used.

      • ReD

        No no sir.. When the sex of the pronoun is unknown, it's grammatically correct to use the feminine. This is why when you hear someone refer to God, they say 'Her'.

        • Art Vandelay

          That is the dumbest thing I have ever heard. Besides in the movie Dogma, when has anyone ever referred to God as “Her.” And where are you getting these grammatical rules…if the sex is unknown, it is common practice to use the male pronouns. Either way, it's not sexist unless you go out of the way to make it one way or the other…..AND THE GUY IS INDIAN! Despite the fact that he is not incorrect, you definitely can't degrade him on his use of English pronouns when it's probably the guy's second language.

    • Mario

      I love how he has to explain why he is going to win, instead of just taking the dare.

  • josh fink

    no problem..

  • Polymorpheous

    $10,000 dollars?
    or $10,000 rupees?

    • Word Eater

      dollars

      “if the contestant succeeds, they will win 500,000 rupees (approximately $10,850).”

  • AD

    seems like a decent promotion stunt; saw the trailer and the movie looks like it sucks.

  • htown

    Man, how come I never get into contests like this. I remember watching In the Mouth of Madness peaking on LSD and giggling the whole way through.

  • Liam

    I reckon I could do it….its all a big marketing stunt though, just generating a bit of hype about what is most likely gonna be another terrible horror movie…if im wrong ill admit it!!!

  • Josh

    im down

  • JackieBabyy

    I'd watch that!!

  • bri

    I have yet to see a horror movie that failed to make me laugh.

  • Tiffany

    How do I sign up? I won't say it cant scare me, but I can watch it by myself!

  • scaredy cat

    no way, count me out. it looks so scary that i wouldn't do it for a million dollars. definitely going to be the scariest movie of all time – ever.

  • tired of bad horror movies

    Flawed contest, something jumps out from no where startling you, your heart rate rises, you lose. A lot of horror films that I have seen aren't scary at all, they all rely scenes that startle you making you get that momentary rush of adrenalin.

  • Harry Ballzonyah

    actually it has scenes of the Jonas brothers fucking each other in the ass, I highly doubt any straight guy could sit through horror like that!!

  • http://blogs.tjandsarah.com/tj TJ

    ROFLMAO!! Lame doesn't even begin to describe this movie Check out the trailer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtuRvFWmGuU

    I get that this is meant to be a publicity stunt to get people to see the movie, but seriously I'd have trouble staying awake and as the rules state you have to have your eyes open I'd probably lose due to extreme boredom. By looks of the trailer even the shock scares wouldn't work, heck the thing isn't even in English and if you don't understand what's going on a film doesn't even approach scary.

  • James_Smith

    Where do I sign up for that challenge? DO you have to keep your eyes open if you actually fall asleep? This sounds like a total BS publicity stunt.

    If they'll buy my ticket to there, I'll even throw in some promotional interviews before and after the viewing.

  • Emma

    I will totally do it.

  • Daniel

    Where do you sign up?

  • kubothewicked

    I have yet to be scared by any movie! Bring it on! But I am curious…..

  • kubothewicked

    How do I sign up for the challenge?

  • http://www.myspace.com/terryainfugate Terryain

    i want to accept this challenge im the right one for this challenge i never been scared of anything and plus i need the money if you want to contact me jus email me at terryainf2@yahoo.com

  • http://www.myspace.com/caramelcorpse Schweí K. Übersteigen

    I'll do it! I think all horror movies are retarded.

  • http://www.myspace.com/caramelcorpse Schweí K. Übersteigen

    Yep, Just looked up the trailer for this on youtube… Just as stupid looking as any horror film.

  • http://www.myspace.com/caramelcorpse Schweí K. Übersteigen

    Yep, Just looked up the trailer for this on youtube… Just as stupid looking as any horror film.

  • Muffin_moore2000

    No problem where do I sign up?

  • Muffin_moore2000

    No problem where do I sign up?

  • Jen

    Do you have to sit through it without showing any physiological signs of fear, or do you just have to remain in the theater to get the money?

  • Jen

    Do you have to sit through it without showing any physiological signs of fear, or do you just have to remain in the theater to get the money?

  • Jen

    Do you have to sit through it without showing any physiological signs of fear, or do you just have to remain in the theater to get the money?