Slash Performs LIVE at Universal Studios Hollywood’s Eyegore Awards

Universal Studios Hollywood recently announce recipients of the “Eyegore Awards” recognizing top achievements in horror, and, for the first time ever, invite 500 guests to attend the “Eyegore Award” ceremony at Halloween Horror Nights.  McKenzie Westmore, host of Syfy’s hit TV series, “Face Off,” will emcee ceremony that will include noted filmmaker John Landis, comedian and TV host Chris Hardwick, and a performance from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Slash.  Continue reading for how you can attend the event on Friday, September 19th.

Halloween Horror Nights 2014 Eyegore Awards

From Universal Studios Hollywood’s Press Release

Universal Studios Hollywood sets the stage for the eagerly-awaited arrival of Halloween Horror Nights on Friday, September 19, with the annual “Eyegore Awards,” honoring influential entertainment professionals for bringing the horror genre to life within the movie, television and music industries. And, for the first time ever, Universal Studios Hollywood is offering 500 Halloween Horror Nights fans a chance to attend the coveted “Eyegore Awards,” which will feature a roster of today’s leading Hollywood horror icons.

The 2014 “Eyegore Award” recipients include multiple Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and Special Effects Make-Up Supervisor Greg Nicotero (“The Walking Dead,” “Galyntine,” “ Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” “Breaking Bad,” “Pain & Gain,” “Django Unchained,” “Predators,” “The Chronicles of Narnia,” “Piranha 3D”), with the award presented by Chris Hardwick, comedian and host of AMC’s “Talking Dead” and Robert Kirkman, Creator and Executive Producer of “The Walking Dead” and “Outcast.”

Versatile, award-winning filmmaker and Founder & Chairman of El Rey Network, Robert Rodriguez (“Sin City,” “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” “From Dusk Till Dawn,” “Machete,” “Grindhouse”), will accept the award, presented by prolific actor, producer and last year’s “Eyegore Award” recipient, Danny Trejo (“From Dusk ‘Till Dawn,” “Heat,” “Once Upon a Time in Mexico,” “Machete,” “Machete Kills”).

Renowned filmmaker John Landis, (“An American Werewolf in London,” Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” “The Blues Brothers,” “Animal House”) will accept the award, presented by seven-time Academy Award-winning Special Effects Make-Up Artist and previous “Eyegore Award” recipient, Rick Baker (“An American Werewolf in London,” “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “Men in Black,” “The Nutty Professor,” “The Wolfman”).

Director John Landis at Halloween Horror Nights 23

John Landis, the critically-acclaimed writer and director of “An American Werewolf in London” visited Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 23. Photo by Kevin Kolczynski ©2013 Universal Orlando Resort. All rights reserved.

 

Celebrated Grammy Award-winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist SLASH will also accept the “Eyegore Award.” Hailed as one of the 10 best electric guitar players of all time by Time magazine SLASH will also release his new album “World on Fire”—with his band featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators—on September 16.

Immediately following the “Eyegore Awards” presentation, SLASH, who composed an original score for the Clowns 3D Music by SLASH maze, will be joined by Myles Kennedy, to perform the title song from “Nothing Left to Fear,” the first-ever motion picture he co-produced from Slasher Films, his film/TV production company.

Halloween Horror Nights 2014 Clowns 3D

McKenzie Westmore, host of Syfy’s hit TV series, “Face Off,” will serve as the event’s emcee, as she joins Universal Studios Hollywood in celebrating the “Eyegore Awards” for a third consecutive year.

Add-on tickets to attend the “Eyegore Awards” will be made available to the first 500 Halloween Horror Nights fans who purchase online at http://halloweenhorrornights.com/hollywood/2014/eyegore_awards.php. The special commemorative add-on ticket will also include a one-time front-of-line access to the “Terror Tram.” Attendees must also purchase separate admission tickets to the Halloween Horror Nights event on Friday, September 19.

Halloween Horror Nights 2014 at Universal Studios Hollywood will be “More Dead Than Ever” as it brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in the living, breathing, three-dimensional world of the most notorious and terrifying creatures ever.

This year’s event will feature an all-new slate of unrivaled film production quality mazes, terror-filled scare zones and a fully re-imagined “Terror Tram” experience, uniquely themed to today’s most definitive horror properties, including, The Walking Dead: The End of the Line, based on AMC’s critically-acclaimed, Golden Globe-nominated and Emmy Award-winning television series; From Dusk Till Dawn, inspired by Robert Rodriguez’s cult film and El Rey Network’s TV series; Clowns 3D Music by Slash, featuring an original maze score created by celebrated Grammy Award-winning and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist; Dracula Untold: Reign of Blood, based on Universal Pictures’ upcoming epic action-adventure; AVP: Alien vs. Predator, based on the Twentieth Century Fox film franchise; An American Werewolf in London, based on Universal Pictures’ Academy Award-winning and genre-defining film, written and directed by John Landis; Face Off: In the Flesh, based on Syfy’s hit TV series, and The Purge: Anarchy, a new scare zone inspired by Universal Pictures’ blockbuster thriller.

Universal Halloween Horror Nights - The Walking Dead

As a complement to the nighttime event, Universal’s most popular rides and attractions will also be open to guests, including “Transformers: The Ride-3D,” “Jurassic Park—In the Dark,” “The Simpsons Ride” and “Revenge of the Mummy—The Ride.”  Halloween Horror Nights dates are as follows: September 19, 20, 26, 27, October 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31, and November 1, 2, 2014.  For more family travel news, reviews, and trip reports, be sure to follow Adventures by Daddy on twitter and “like” our facebook page too.

About Dave Parfitt

Married, father of two girls, and living in the heart of the Finger Lakes. I'm a runner with a PhD in neuroscience and a passion for travel.