Universal studios opened up their Horror Nights Festivities on Friday Sept. 22 with their annual Eyegore Awards Ceremony.
This awards night was to celebrate and honor Hollywood’s Horror icons. For the first time this year fans were offered the opportunity to be a part of the awards ceremony, by allowing them to buy tickets to the event
The Eyegore awards opened up with host McKenzie Westmore from the reality TV series, “Face off”. Westmore is also the daughter of legendary makeup artist Michael Westmore.
The first Eyegore Award of the night was presented by former Eyegore award winner and special effects makeup artist Rick Baker to the director of American Werewolf In London, John Landis.
Landis was excited about the award and explained to the audience his experience of walking through the maze inspired by his film stating that “it scared the shit out of me.”
The second Award of the night was presented by the creator of The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman and talk show host of “Talking Dead”, Chris Hardwick. The award was presented to Gregory Nicotero , special effects director and actor.
The next award of was presented by Actor Danny Trejo , who was honored to be a part of the event ,”The Eyegore Awards are the bad ass of the Oscars” said Trejo whom presented the Eyegore Award to film director, and producer Robert Rodriguez.
The last award was Presented to Rock n Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Slash who performed his new song “Nothing Left to Fear” with singer Miles Kennedy . The night closed out with this performance that got guest prepared for the Universal Studios Horror Nights grounds and mazes.