This past week, we had the chance to attend the Eyegore Awards and Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios here in Los Angeles. For those of you who don't know about it already, it's simply one of the greatest Halloween parks out there, with horror-themed mazes based on some of our favorite modern movie monsters - Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees and Leatherface. Last year, I shared a bunch of photos with you so you could see what Halloween Horror Nights was all about. This year, I still took plenty o' photos, but admittedly not as many since a) some of the mazes were basically the same and b) I really wanted to just walk through them this time and enjoy the experience without taking a bajillion snapshots like a member of the press on speed.
That being said, there are still plenty o' goodies for you to see in the following gallery, and I saved one of the most bizarre events of the the evening for last: Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure! Yes, you read that right, and we'll get to that in a little while... but first, let's check out the Eyegore Awards ceremonies and then on with Halloween Horror Nights!
Tobe Hooper arrived bright 'n early, taking plenty o' time to talk with horror cans.
He was also happy to see his old buddy, Bill "Chop Top" Moseley.
Freddy Krueger apparently has some hot new ladies are
assigned to escort the various celebrities down the red carpet.
Yyyyyyep... Freddy sure knows how to make a woman feel special.
One of the nicest guys there, was Gunnar Hansen... the original Leatherface!
And speaking of nice guys, here's your new Jason Voorhees from the upcoming 2009 film.
Derek Mears couldn't be happier about being the new Jason... let's hope he's meaner on screen than he was in person.
Another living legend of film, Roger Corman. If anybody in attendance deserved an Eyegore Award, it was definitely him.
Julie Benz was on hand, but her on-screen boyfriend (Dexter) was nowhere to be found.
I guess he was killing some bad people.
Corey Feldman, an Eyegore recipient last year, was master of the ceremonies for the 2008 Eyegore Awards.
Corey Haim was there too... I'm just not 100% sure that he realized it.
After the red carpet stuff was all done, we moved inside and prepared for the awards to begin.
Miss Eyegore stood back as Corey Feldman took the stage in an oversized Michael Myers mask.
Shortest. Psycho Killer. Ever.
Corey read off the teleprompter and giving the audience plenty o' background info on the various award recipients.
It seemed less glamorous this year though... maybe it's because, before they were given out, the awards
were just sitting on the floor of the tiny stage. They should've had Freddy's girls bring them out or something.
And here they all are with their awards.
Hooray! Confetti! Wooooooooo!
(Ok, now somebody... clean this shit up. Seriously.)
With the Eyegore Awards being over with, we stuffed our gullets full o' fancy hors d'oeuvres (mmm... sliders) and
headed out into the night. A night which surely kept all the companies that make smoke machines in business.
God save the queen!
War is hell.
"A Taste of Coney Island" eh? I haven't been there in a while, but it's
good to see they're still serving the same kind of food after all these years.
Call me crazy, but the entrance to the insanely well done "Home Sweet Hell" A Nightmare on Elm Street maze probably could have been a tad scarier. Don't get me wrong, the idea of having to see Shrek is scary 'n all, but come on... was it really too much to ask for a big company like Universal to take down the old Shrek sign or just cover it up for this event?
I love this photo. I was looking into a mirror and then Freddy popped up behind it.
Seconds later, he made the sink below squirt me with water. At least... I hope it was water.
Freddy sure knows how to cook up a hearty feast. Bon appetit!
Just don't ask for a tour of his meat locker...
There's still more Halloween Horror fun to see!
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