The seventh annual “Chiller-Eyegore Awards” will take place on Friday, October 2 at 7 pm, coinciding with the opening night of Universal Studios Hollywood’s always entertaining “Halloween Horror Nights,” where the studio transforms the entire park into a haunted attraction! I’ve received dozens of e-mails from readers asking how to get into the Eyegore Awards and now we’ve finally got a response – win some tickets! Bloody Disgusting has not only tickets to the award ceremony, but also to attend the park immediately after! You can read on for the incredible giveaway opportunity.
The winner will receive the following:
- (2) Tickets to the Chiller-Eyegore Awards (on October 2)
- (2) Tickets to Halloween Horror Nights (immediately following Eyegore Awards on October 2)
- Priority boarding on the Terror Tram: Live or Die
- Front-of-line privileges on one of Universal Studios Hollywood’s new mazes: “Saw: Game Over,” “My Bloody Valentine: Be Mine 4 Ever,” “Halloween: The Life and Crimes of Michael Myers,” or “Chucky’s Fun House”
Previous Eyegore recipients have included actors, performers and filmmakers who have made major achievements to the horror genre, including Alice Cooper, Patricia Arquette, Jennifer Tilly, Janet Leigh, Joss Whedon, Rob Zombie, Karen Black, Corey Feldman, Julie Benz, Shawnee Smith, Clive Barker, Roger Corman, Sheri Moon Zombie, Tobe Hooper and Bill Moseley. So who knows who you’ll see at this year’s event?!
Entering is quite simple at all you have to do is put HORROR NIGHTS OPENING NIGHT in the subject line and then send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
-Your full name
-Tell us which maze you’re most excited for and why
-Tell us what horror icon you hope to see running around the event
-Tell us why you want to go to the Eyegore Awards
-Tell us what horror franchise you’d like to see at next year’s event
-Have you ever been to Horror Nights before? Tell me about it!
Some highlights of the event include:
-The twisted landscape of the famous “War of the Worlds” set—with its authentic airline jumbo jet wreckage, devastated houses and apocalyptic vistas, will be transformed into “The Containment Zone,” an elaborately themed, zombie-ridden “scare zone,” bringing scenes from an unmade movie to life as part of a “Terror Tram: Live Or Die” experience at this year’s “Halloween Horror Nights event,” which begins a 16-night run on October 2 at Universal Studios Hollywood.
In addition to the new “Terror Tram: Live Or Die” attraction, “Halloween Horror Nights” will feature four new maze experiences, and six new “scare zones.” The all-new “Halloween Horror Nights” for 2009 will be the most intense and impactful “live” horror event ever to be presented in a theme park environment. Tickets are now on sale here including limited-time advance purchase discounts.
New “Halloween Horror Nights” attractions will include “Saw: Game Over,” a “live” maze experience based on the “Saw” film franchise, per an agreement among Universal Studios Theme Parks, Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures. The interactive maze, “Halloween: The Life and Crimes of Michael Myers,” will be the first attraction based upon the “Halloween” films to be created by a U.S. theme park. The “live” multi-sensory horror experience, “My Bloody Valentine: Be Mine 4 Ever,” will be based on the 2009 hit movie. “Chucky’s Funhouse,” will be a fresh, flesh-and-blood incarnation of one of Universal’s most iconic horror franchises.
The “Terror Tram: Live Or Die” is all-new for 2009 and, in addition to “The Containment Zone,” features key theming from “Saw,” “My Bloody Valentine, “Psycho” and “Halloween.” “Terror Tram: Live or Die” combines a harrowing tram-ride journey with a terrifying walk through the sets and specially designed gauntlets created on the studio’s historic backlot.
Also new for 2009 is “The Rocky Horror Picture Show: A Tribute,” bringing the mayhem of the classic horror spoof to life on-screen and on-stage with live performers singing and dancing in the celebrated, outrageous “Rocky Horror” costumes, per an agreement between the theme park and Twentieth Century Fox’s Licensing & Merchandising Division.
Updates on “Halloween Horror Nights” are available at http://www.universalstudioshollywood.com/hhn and also on Twitter and Facebook, as Creative Director John Murdy reveals a running chronicle of exclusive information. Fans are invited to follow John Murdy on Twitter at: Twitter.com/HorrorNights or via Facebook at: “Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood (Official).”
Universal Studios Hollywood’s favorite thrill-ride attractions will also remain open for “Halloween Horror Nights” nocturnal affair, many with menacing twists. Favorites include “The Simpsons Ride®,” “Revenge of the MummySM – The Ride” and “Jurassic Park® In the Dark.”
“Halloween Horror Nights” will continue on consecutive weekends and selected weekday nights beginning on Friday, October 2 through Halloween, Saturday, October 31. Event dates are: October 2-3, 9-11, 15-18, 23-25, 28-31. The event will begin nightly at 7:00 p.m.; closing hours vary by night throughout the event.
Tickets are now on sale here including limited-time advance purchase discounts.