It’s become an annual Halloween Horror Nights tradition for Universal Studios Hollywood to host the Eyegore Awards on Opening Night of the event. Every year celebrities who have contributed to the Horror industry (as well HHN that year) are honored with lovely little Gothic gargoyle known as the Eyegore Awards. This year marks another year of huge growth as the Eyegores have been moved from the old Globe Theater to the much larger Special Effects Stage which used to house the popular Bill and Ted show.
Host of Face/Off and horror lover McKenzie Westmore was our master of scaremonies during the occasion who introduced each presenter. She’s been the host of the Eyegores for many years now and has become an icon of HHN Hollywood in her own right.
The first presenter of the night was horror and make-up legend Rick Baker who was presenting the Eyegore to Writer/Director John Landis for his work on Thriller as well as American Werewolf in London.
John Landis talked a lot of the creation of American Werewolf in London both from the production as well as the creative aspects of the production. The next award was given to make-up guru and Walking Dead producer Greg Nicetero. The award was presented by Walking Dead icons comedian and host of The Talking Dead Chris Hardwick, and Walking Dead creator and Executive Producer Robert Kirkman.
Former Eyegore Award Danny Trejo took the stage and presented the next award to co-creator of From Dusk Till Dawn, Robert Rodriguez.
The last award was introduced by Greg Nicotero to be received by guitar legend Slash. But first he performed one of his new songs with Myles Kennedy.
The entire event was a great way for Horror Fans to finally play a part in honoring some of the biggest names in gore. With great production quality, and a ton of energy, the Eyegore Awards could turn into a fan favorite if it’s offered in the coming years.
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