Eyegore Awards 2010
Universal Studios Hollywood Launches Halloween Horror Nights
Universal Studios Hollywood kicked off their annual Halloween Horror Nights 2010 with their traditional Eyegore Awards ceremony at the tour center’s Globe Theatre. And there were lots of genre notables and fans strolling the blood-red carpet before the ceremony which honored the folks who turn nightmares into heart-pounding cinematic moments.
The horror genre’s new renaissance man Eli Roth was honored with an Eyegore for his work as a producer-director-writer, whose credits include such terrifying films as The Last Exorcism and Hostel. Roth is also very popular as an actor thanks to his role in Quentin Tarantino’s World War 2 thriller Inglourious Basterds. He was also seen in acted in and directed Tarantino’s action movie Grindhouse, and he produced, directed, and wrote the “Thanksgiving” trailer segment.
Eli Roth (left)
Back to the Future star and three-time Emmy Award-winning actor Christopher Lloyd, recently seen in Piranha 3D, got an Eyegore trophy for his many memorable roles in genre pictures.
Always great at playing menacing characters, Sid Haig said he should be mowing Rob Zombie’s lawn every week in gratitude. Haig starred in Rob Zombie’s Halloween, and also thanked Zombie for creating the demented clown character for him in House of 1000 Corpses. “That’s when I came back from the dead, career-wise,” said Haig.
A couple of ladies also got awards. Betsy Russell is best known for her role as “Mrs. Jigsaw” in the Saw movie franchise, and she recently starred in the Syfy Channel movie Mandrake.
Soon to be seen in Saw 3D, Gina Holden is a horror fan favorite thanks to starring roles in Lifetime’s Blood Ties and CBS’ Harper’s Island. She also starred as Dale Arden in the Flash Gordon series.
Corey Feldman (Lost Boys, Friday the 13th) once again hosted the Eyegore Awards. And he was joined by his Lost Boys costars Chance Corbitt and Jamison Newlander in a bit that spoofed their Frog brothers characters.
Horror icons and other performers on hand were The Texas Chain Saw Massacre legend Tobe Hooper; Masters of Horror creator Mick Garris; the sexy True Blood vampire Mariana Klaveno, Tyler Mane from Rob Zombie’s Halloween; Costas Mandylor from the Saw films; Tracy Fairaway, currently filming Hellraiser Revelations; Iqbal Theba and Josh Sussman from Glee; and John Murdy, creative director at Universal Studios Hollywood.
Tobe Hooper & Elizabeth Schieffer
A highlight of the ceremony was seeing young filmmaker Elizabeth Schieffer get an award for winning the Halloween Horror Nights — Rob Zombie Film Competition, for her short horror movie called Jasper. She was thrilled that Zombie along with a panel of industry professionals selected her film, which will be shown on Chiller TV and will be posted on Syfy.com. After the ceremony, Tobe Hooper congratulated Schieffer, who was thrilled just to be in the same room with her horror.