Being in Los
Angeles for over a year now, I had heard lots of good things about
Universal's "Halloween Horror Nights" event from last year. This
year, however, they were stepping things up quite a bit by creating three
brand new mazes that were tailored to three of the biggest horror icons:
Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees and Leatherface.
Experiencing the bloody worlds of three of my favorite horror movie
monsters all in the same night? When I was given press access to the
opening night at Universal Studios, you can imagine how quickly I jumped
at the opportunity to see how well they could bring these big screen
baddies to life here in the real world.
didn't expect was the addition of the Eyegore Awards "Scaremoney"
taking place on that same night. I was notified that this event would be
hosted by none other than Michael Berryman and they would be
honoring a variety of people who've worked in horror movies. Michael
Berryman alone was more than enough to get me to head out to the red
carpet for the start of the awards show, but there was a whole lot more
going on that night as you'll soon see.
following pages contain over 100 photos from both the 2007 Eyegore Awards "Scaremoney"
and "Halloween Horror Nights" at Universal Studios in Los Angeles. For
those of you who couldn't be there, this should give you a really good
idea of everything that went on that evening and hopefully it will inspire
you to make a trip out this October to check out "Halloween Horror Nights"
for yourself. Believe me when I say that it's definitely an event no horror fan should miss out on!
As we headed down the red
carpet to the press area, it was already getting dark and the weather was
just a bit chilly. It felt like we were back on the East coast again.
The Scarface Zombie and Jack
were both there to welcome us at the gates.
And yes, I did say hello to his little friend per his request.
The psycho chainsaw pig is
saying "rock on" and the zombie girl is saying "peace".
I'm not sure what their message here was.
These two zombies did their
best to entertain the press
while we waited for the celebrities to show up.
Michael Berryman is lookin' sheek!
Michael Berryman is happy!
David Arquette showed up in
a truly awesome Zorro outfit with a Day of the Dead
theme on it. I don't know who designed it for him, but I WANT THAT
the only true journalist there who wasn't a member of the paparazzi
hoping to get a nipple slip shot from one of the celebs, I asked them the
questions that were really on everybody's minds. For example:
Click above to watch this video clip where I help
the real inspiration behind David Arquette's "Zorro" costume!
Corbin Bernsen (from The
Dentist) and his wife Amanda Pays both showed up.
Corbin wasn't getting an award that night, but it was cool they both came.
Rob Zombie was a happy camper as usual.
Sherri Moon Zombie made sure
that we all knew she had long flowing blonde hair.
Smith (from the Saw movies) had to be one of the friendliest,
most down-to-earth people at the entire thing. She also explained how her
movies basically disgust her and she's scared to watch them because of the
Don't worry ma'am, they're
not falling out... yet.
Corey Feldman and his wife
Susannah Sprague seemed to be hounded by the press
the most. He was really nice about it though and was posing with all the
fans for pictures throughout the evening, so kudos to everyone's favorite
I since nobody else would ask, I felt it was my duty to give Corey Feldman
a tough question about what might have been the most important movie in
his career thus far...
Click above to watch this video clip where I get
Corey Feldman to
share his thoughts about how "Blown Away" was treated at the Oscars!
After the press was done
getting their snapshots and interviews, we all made
our way inside for the Eyegore Awards "Scaremoney" show and the after
It was a real nice set up and they had a "circus freak" theme going on in
the room too:
It's not over 'til the fat lady sings, and I'm glad she wasn't singing
because I was having way too much fun for this thing to be over with!
The snake lady!
Re poses with the conjoined
Rosa the bearded woman!
the only person there who shaves with both men's and women's razors.
I know a photo of the house
band isn't the most exciting thing to see, but I
had to include it simply because they played their own renditions of some
horror theme songs that were absolutely fantastic. I wish they had CDs of
music to sell on hand because I would've been the first one in line to buy
Some woman in an elegant
gown provided a stark contrast to the horrific characters in the
background as she introduced Michael Berryman as the first Eyegore Award
After receiving his Eyegore
Award, Berryman prepared to head up the rest of the show.