The 2008 Eyegore Awards Ceremonies and Halloween Horror Nights
by: -RoG-

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!
Click here to continue onward to page 2!


Reader Comments

That damn kid
Oct 14th, 2008, 06:42 AM
Man, I wish I got to go to pwnage places like you, RoG. Looked fun, and thanks for sharing the pictures.

PS"Freddy turned this girl was turned into a roach" lol wut
Oct 14th, 2008, 09:41 AM
I hate this hacker crap!
Oct 14th, 2008, 09:45 AM
Freddy's girls were impressive. Wonder if that neck cutting was part of the contract?

Great gallery! Reminds me of stuff I never get to see.
Amicable Herculean
Oct 14th, 2008, 09:55 AM
that was cool,and I also wish I could've gone.
hanging out
Oct 14th, 2008, 10:31 AM
there was a panda in the thriller dance. I obviously missed something.
Forum Virgin
Oct 14th, 2008, 12:26 PM
Great Pics! Damn I wish there was stuff like this remotly near where I live. Also, I would pay really good money to see a Bill and Ted movie where Harrison Ford beats Keuanu Reeves while yelling "Nazi"
Full of Country Goodness
Oct 14th, 2008, 02:38 PM
The greatest part of the Bill & Ted's disaster was when Harrison Ford apologized for hitting Ted: Sorry, Chewie. My eyes ain't what they used to be.

Take that aging Hollywood celebrities!
40 pound box of rape?
Oct 14th, 2008, 04:00 PM
Great article, but the video was taken down by youtube. Damn Universal copyrights. Try hosting it on DailyMotion with a nonsense title. That way it'll stay up longer
Oct 14th, 2008, 05:17 PM
Hey, this looks 100% badass... It is unfortunate not to be able to watch the video in all of it's excellent glory.
Oct 14th, 2008, 05:19 PM
Yeah put it back up please, I didn't get a chance to watch it yet.
Scary guy
Oct 14th, 2008, 06:08 PM
Holy shit, rog! I was there the other week, too! Saturday, the day after the opening, I think.

At Bill and Ted's excellent adventure, when all of the characters were doing the big dance number, the Elf prince guy sat RIGHT NEXT to me, and started dancing all crazy.
He looked at me, and I just awkwardly looked back and did the finger point danced thing, and then he started to do it too

and yeah

Movie Enthusiast
Oct 14th, 2008, 06:34 PM
I'm really bummed I didn't get to watch the video. Thanks for the pics, though.
Pickled Patriarch
Oct 14th, 2008, 07:16 PM
I'll do what I can to get some video footage back up. That's pretty lame it got taken down since it was just shaky hand-cam footage with bad audio 'n all... they act like we're exposing the darkest secrets of Universal Studios by showing people a few highlights from the show (a whopping 3-4 minutes worth!)
Ninja Meatloaf Fox
Oct 14th, 2008, 08:58 PM
I sensed the no longer availibility Ill go console myself by viewing sideshow attractions..
Fake Shemp
Oct 14th, 2008, 09:39 PM
I am Jack's jealous rage.
Forgets Passwords Easily
Oct 14th, 2008, 11:25 PM
I love the guy sandwiched in the adjustable bed because his mannequin feet were clearly designed for a white person, but he is MExican or something.
Former Virgin
Oct 14th, 2008, 11:27 PM
That giant Freddy snake is terrific. I want one to just have around the house.
UNCLE ******
Oct 14th, 2008, 11:59 PM
What the hell

i relly wanted to see bill and teds excellent halloween adventure

video no longer available
Pickled Patriarch
Oct 15th, 2008, 01:20 AM
Ok, I just uploaded it to the site so you guys can watch it. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE HIGHLIGHTS
Smooth Operator
Oct 15th, 2008, 04:12 AM
Hmmm, does anyone else see the irony in the Joker being involved in the Thriller dance?
Cell Regenerated Deadite
Oct 15th, 2008, 10:17 AM
Why does all the fun shite seem to happen on the West Coast? Are you guys coming to Salem MASS -

"America's Most Exciting Halloween Festival" or so they say on their website.

Great pics as always!
Last of the Time Lords
Oct 15th, 2008, 01:32 PM
Man, nothing cool like that ever goes on near where I live. At least I can live the dream vicariously here at I-Mockery.
Oct 15th, 2008, 06:46 PM
I'm still trying to figure out what half of that has to do with halloween. Retardedly funny though. Thanks for the repost!
Teenager from Mars
Oct 15th, 2008, 08:01 PM

Im at a loss for words.
good fer what ails ye.
Oct 16th, 2008, 10:56 AM
THIS is why I want to be a gnome. So that I can hide in Rog's pickle hat and go to places without paying for tickets.
High Priest of Burbank
Oct 16th, 2008, 10:57 AM

I'm trying to decide whether Joker and a Panda doing Thriller is worse than whatever was going on with Sarah Palin and the break dancing secret service agents.
Pickled Patriarch
Oct 16th, 2008, 12:06 PM
That wasn't just any panda... it was Kung-Fu Panda!

The Joker also tried to kill Hanna Montana during the show.
Official Douchebag
Oct 16th, 2008, 04:54 PM
Looks good. I went to the Orlando one this year and it was pretty sweet. No Freddy or Jason (That was last year) But it had eight houses, a Bill and Ted Show, and for some reason a Rocky Horror Tribute show...
Oct 19th, 2008, 08:11 PM
Thanks for the pics and highlights. Great stuff!
Forum Virgin
Oct 20th, 2008, 05:25 AM
Someone explain the booty shaking and crumping going on in that clip. What do those things have to do with Bill and Ted?

Rog, seriously...how did that even come up in the show? I must know how they worked that in.
Fookin' up planets!
Oct 20th, 2008, 09:36 AM
I wish I wasnt a school district employee and am broke as shit.
I just watched the Bill and Ted vid... did I take acid this morning?
First time Forumer
Jul 28th, 2009, 04:25 PM
Freddy is welcome to rip my throat open anytime x
Forum Virgin
Oct 14th, 2010, 11:39 PM
I also saw The Joker and a panda in the triller bg lol wow!?

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