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The 2009 Eyegore Awards Ceremonies and Halloween Horror Nights
by: -RoG-

Universal's Halloween Horror nights has kicked off once again, but this go around they changed things up quite a bit. In more recent years, they've featured A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, and the Texas Chainsaw Massacre as their main attractions. For 2009, however, they've focused on a completely new line-up: Halloween, Child's Play, Saw and My Bloody Valentine. Definitely an odd mix of horror flicks to base your main attractions on to say the least, but the real question was could they hold a candle to the horror mazes of yesteryear? Well I guess you'll have to join me on this photographic tour of the opening night event to find out.

Before we get to those new attractions, we first had the chance to attend the 2009 Eyegore Awards and any of you who watched the most recent episode of Doc Mock's Movie Mausoleum saw some our interview footage from the red carpet. We spoke with a variety of people in "the biz", including the legendary make-up and effects guru Rick Baker who was receiving an award that night. So take a look at this photo gallery of what went down at the Eyegore Awards and then join me for a tour of the all new mazes of Universal's Halloween Horror Nights!


Members of the press await the arrival of the various celebrities.


Doc Mock introduces people to Universal's Halloween Horror Nights.


Members of Rocky Horror were wandering around the red carpet the entire time.


Doc Mock interviews the brilliant creative director of Universal's Halloween Horror Nights, John Murdy.


Meeting Rick Baker was quite the honor and he even showed
concern for Doc Mock's raspy voice by offering him a throat lozenge.


Tanedra Howard was a great sport, though unwilling to give Doc Mock her digits.


Doc Mock speaks with Ogre (yes, of Skinny Puppy) and his fellow cast mates from 2001 Maniacs: Beverly Hellbillys.


Noah Segan was quite a nice guy for somebody who was receiving the Eyegore award for "Best Villain".


Corey Feldman was hosting the Eyegore Awards once again and promoting a new web series he was doing.
Sadly, it's not based on incredible movies such as The 'Burbs, License to Drive, Gremlins, or even Blown Away.


One Southern California paper, The Daily News, even included a photo
of Doc Mock interviewing Corey with their coverage of the event. Keen!


Presenting at the Eyegore Awards show.


The Frog Brothers back in action. One of them sure had a shiny suit!


Rob Zombie is always very, very happy to pose for a photo.
BTW Rob... Fievel the mouse called and wants his hat back.

And after meeting Grumpypants McDoogle, it was time to head on out for all the fun of Halloween Horror Nights!


You'd think they'd have better "response unit" cars for a zombie outbreak.


When you walk into a horror-themed park and you see huge flames like this right away,
it's fairly safe to assume that the rest of the night is going to be a damned good time.


Replacing the dancing Krueger girls of last year were these even
more scantily-clad ladies dripping brainy blood upon their bodies.


FIIIIIIIIIIIIRE!


She had a mirror to check herself out with. Guess she wanted to make sure she had enough blood on.
Don't worry lady, I think you've got enough on ya.


Beware the stilted devil dude!


I guess when you have huge fires and dancing bloody women nearby, you're gonna need a
megaphone if you want a chance at competing with them for the attention of the onlooking crowds.


Chucky was all too eager to ridicule anybody who entered his domain.

There's still more Halloween Horror fun to see!
Click here to continue onward to page 2!

 

Reader Comments

Butt Wipe
Oct 12th, 2009, 02:13 PM
That's pretty sad that in the picture of Doc Mock and Corey Feldman together, Doc Mock looks more sane.
With More Yes Than Ever
Oct 12th, 2009, 03:28 PM
Sounds like a great event, although the one near me in Orlando is probably no where near as exciting.
An Arizona Horror Company
Oct 12th, 2009, 07:59 PM
Holy hell, good stuff. Great job as always! Definitely one of the features I look forward to every October!
Forum Virgin
Oct 12th, 2009, 09:02 PM
Thanks for the uh...thanks? Glad I could get you guys in! Also, thanks for the SHINY STICKERS!

Casey
Riot Control
Oct 12th, 2009, 11:52 PM
I also need a gas mask.
It's about time
Oct 13th, 2009, 12:09 AM
I think if Rob Zombie actually cracked a smile, Hell would freeze over and candy would rain from the sky. And who wants to be pelted by candy all day?

The Psycho home always looks amazing. They do such a good job with the lighting on that one.

Nice photo gallery again this year! Next to the candy review, this is the one I look forward to the most every year.
drifting in the void
Oct 13th, 2009, 04:07 AM
Must be nice to have something like that around, Germany is not exactly the capital of Halloweenland...
Crazed Techno-Biologist
Oct 13th, 2009, 05:19 AM
wow, i actually recognize someone in one of your photos as a fellow student, small world!
Last of the Time Lords
Oct 13th, 2009, 05:20 AM
Looks like a good time. I'm willing to bet that Dock Mock is a much bigger celebrity than Corey Feldman right now. He should have interviewed you!

I'm kind of disappointed by the Chucky themed areas. Seems like instead of recreating any scenes from the movies, they just made random haunted house rooms and added a Chucky doll somewhere.
Member
Oct 13th, 2009, 07:22 AM
Yeah whoever thought of the chucky one should be immediately fired. Especially considering none of the chuckys even looked like chucky! Seriously, he's a doll. Since he's SUPPOSED to look all fake and shiny all they needed to do was make up some custom chucky dummies and it would have looked awesome. Also some relevance to chucky films would have been nice as well. At the very least the doll factory should have been represented. I mean a empty warehouse with a bunch of boxes. How hard would that have been?

My bloody valentine seemed pretty lame as well. While a decent horror film I didn't find it particularly scary especially considering I'm from WV and know for a fact that none of the mining related stuff in the film is in any way based in reality, including the stupid gas mask that miners simply refuse to wear. The dude would have stuck out like a sore thumb.

Seems like they recycled 75% of the set pieces as well. I'm guessing they are phasing out freddy because of the upcoming (and doomed I might add) reboot. The fact of the matter is, he should ALWAYS be there though.

Michael Myers looked fantastic though. I got a semi when I saw all the halloween III stuff in your pics. Also nice to see they completely ignored the rob zombie versions.

Seems odd they've never done a hellraiser one either. There's tons of realistic hellraiser gear out there so unlike the chucky attempt, they could have bought off the shelf items and actually ended up with a nice looking attraction.
pickled
Oct 13th, 2009, 09:30 AM
SILVER SHAMROCK!
Forum Virgin
Oct 13th, 2009, 11:06 AM
Disney has owned Hellraiser up until 2005, when the Weinsteins took Dimension films with them when they left Miramax.

Not that it would be hard for them to do a Hellraiser maze- they had a lot of the hanging chain stuff like that in the WWE Undertaker maze they did around 2000-2001 and it worked pretty well.
Forum Virgin
Oct 13th, 2009, 12:08 PM
Awww, every time you guys post something like this I'm always so jealous. The only theme park around here is six flags new england, and their idea of haunted house theming always seems to range from scary clowns to insane asylum with no creativity at all! Granted its still usually really scary when you're doing it, but afterwards you're not stunned by any great leaps of imagination or anything. A few years ago I got to go to Busch Gardens Tampa's Howl-o-scream and was blown away by how creative it all was. Even the least scary mazes were amazingly effective and while they didn't reduce people to tears there was plenty to talk about afterwards! Oh well.
I am Johnny Luchador
Oct 13th, 2009, 12:16 PM
I loved the Silver Shamrock addition to the Halloween Maze. That totally just made this super awesome. I mean I went to the one in Orlando 2 years ago when they had like the Friday the 13th, Dead Silence, Nitemare on Elmstreet, and it was a blast, but if they would have had anything with Silver Shamrock it would have made my day as well.
Pickled Patriarch
Oct 13th, 2009, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by The Head Ninja View Post
Thanks for the uh...thanks? Glad I could get you guys in! Also, thanks for the SHINY STICKERS!
Hehe absolutely man. Nice meeting you at the park and I'm glad I had some shiny stickers on hand to give ya!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Doctor_Who View Post
Looks like a good time. I'm willing to bet that Doc Mock is a much bigger celebrity than Corey Feldman right now. He should have interviewed you!
If I'm lucky, maybe some day that will be true. I have to say though, Corey is a really good sport and doesn't take himself or his work too seriously. Anybody who'll joke around with me in response to questions about a movie like Blown Away is aok in my book.

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Originally Posted by HowardC View Post
Yeah whoever thought of the chucky one should be immediately fired.
Nah, that place is always there year round. They just added Chucky into it to mix it up a bit. It wasn't a totally new maze like all the other ones were. If it was, then yeah, there'd be reason to complain, but since this is just their way of making a pre-existing maze more Halloweeny, it's fine.

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Originally Posted by HowardC View Post
My bloody valentine seemed pretty lame as well.
You've gotta keep in mind that my photos are only a fraction of what you get to see in all of these mazes. The My Bloody Valentine one was actually very nicely put together and I definitely enjoyed it.

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Originally Posted by HowardC View Post
Michael Myers looked fantastic though. I got a semi when I saw all the halloween III stuff in your pics. Also nice to see they completely ignored the rob zombie versions.
Yeah, there wasn't a SINGLE thing about the Rob Zombie movies in the maze, which made me extremely happy. And you just can't beat the Silver Shamrock room... that one had me absolutely amazed and truly made the night for me.

Quote:
Originally Posted by goblyn View Post
A few years ago I got to go to Busch Gardens Tampa's Howl-o-scream and was blown away by how creative it all was. Even the least scary mazes were amazingly effective and while they didn't reduce people to tears there was plenty to talk about afterwards! Oh well.
I love Howl-O-Scream! I used to go there all the time back when I lived in Virginia. You can check out my photos from visiting there years ago here: http://www.i-mockery.com/minimocks/buschgardens
The best...around
Oct 13th, 2009, 05:43 PM
The jizz covered girl is pretty hot. Did I miss that in one of the Saw movies?
Member OfThe Pigmask Army
Oct 14th, 2009, 07:32 PM
Is it just me, or is the picture of Chucky on page 2 with the corpse with a hole in his chest, does Chucky look immensely retarded? It's kinda the face. I imagine him yelling "DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!"
Member
Oct 15th, 2009, 06:38 PM


Nightbreed!

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