Every year, in celebration of the opening of Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood, the best Halloween attraction in Southern California, Universal Studios Hollywood hosts the Chiller Eyegore Awards. The Chiller Eyegore Awards honors the horror industry’s best and this year is no different. In previous years, Alice Cooper, Patricia Arquette, Janet Leigh, Roger Corman, Jennifer Tilly, Joss Whedon, Rob Zombie, Karen Black, Clive Barker, Julie Benz, Shawnee Smith, Sherri Moon Zombie, Tobe Hooper, Bill Moseley and Corey Feldman have won awards.
This year’s Chiller Eyegore Awards is hosted by Corey Feldman (Lost Boys: The Tribe). The Eyegore Awards are on the opening day of Halloween Horror Nights, October 2nd at 7PM.
Many are set to appear including Rick Baker, a special effects make-up artist, who has won six Academy Awards (and was nominated for many more) and has worked on 42 different films. The films he won Oscars for were: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Men In Black, The Nutty Professor, Ed Wood, Harry and the Hendersons, and An American Werewolf in London. His newest project is The Wolfman, directed by Joe Johnston (Jurassic Park III), which comes out February 12, 2010.
You can make someone’s dreams come true and give them a trip to the Eyegore Awards. During the summer, over a hundred filmmakers entered short scary films in honor of the Chiller Eyegore Awards and Halloween Horror Nights. There are ten finalists and you have until the 25th to vote. It only takes a few minutes. (Plus, the videos are pretty fun to watch!) The prize is once in a lifetime: a broadcast of the filmmaker’s short film on the Chiller network, $1,000, and a trip for two to the opening night of Halloween Horror Nights (October 2nd) in Hollywood.
The Nights at Halloween Horror Nights, which I’ve been to three3 years in a row, are October 2-3, 9-11, 15-18, 23-25, 28-31. It’s a really fun scary event with shows, mazes, “scare zones,” and a Terror Tram, where guests (YOU!) can explore the Universal Studios backlot, where they’ve filmed over a thousand movies. You can’t do that during the day, so it’s a big deal. If you went last year, you have to go again, because they are switching it up and all the mazes are different.
Ticket pricing varies. For example, if you go opening night, October 2nd, you get $20 off admission. But you have to buy now. There are fifteen other nights, so there are plenty of chances to go.
October is the best month of the year and this is why. I live for the adrenaline Halloween Horror Nights gives me and if you go, you’ll live for the adrenaline too.