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Take The Dread Challenge

Many have tried to finish this challenge but no one has been able to complete it.  It seems simple enough – doesn’t it?  How many bad movies have you sat through in your life and said, “It wasn’t that bad.”  But there is something different about this movie that does not make the viewing experience enjoyable in a bad way or super scary in a good way.  Yet this movie still exists and The Dread is currently streaming on Netflix.  So do you consider yourself to be someone who watches any movie?  Do you think you have the mental endurance to complete this challenge?  I sure hope so because this may be the most difficult thing you have ever done in your lifetime.


  1. You must watch The Dread alone.  Not because it is so terrifying, it’s so you can’t try and enjoy the next 90 minutes joking around with your friends.  There is one exception to the rule – you may tweet to @misflix about the movie using the hashtag #thedread.  At least you know someone knows what you are going through.
  2. You must watch it sober because drugs and alcohol would make the pain we’ve diagnosed as “A horrible movie plot” go away.
  3. You must watch the movie  in one sitting.  Which means you have to sit down and watch it.  No computer, no texting, or having it play in the background while writing in your diary.  You may only pause the movie and leave the room for bathroom breaks and national emergencies.
  4. “The Dread Challenge” is based on the honor system but if you want to put forth the effort to lie and say you completed it, that’s on you.  I’m not going to say that something horrible will happen to you but it is implied.


  1. Tweet to @misflix or email to dan@misflix a quick summary in your own words of what you thought of the film.  Don’t hold back.  Please don’t hold back.
  2. You will then be sent via email or Twitter your own personalized Award of Excellence for completing The Dread Challenge, forever putting you in an elite club of movie watchers.


1 – Brandon Roy                                         2 – Brett VandenBosch


3 – Johnnathan Cross                             4 – Allison Meadows

Award of Excellence - The Dread Challenge Allison Meadows



  1. brett April 21, 2012

    when and what is the next challenge?

  2. Allison July 18, 2013

    That hurt my brain.

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