Universal City, CA- Actor Corey Feldman will host this year’s Chiller-Eyegore Awards, honoring individuals for their achievements in horror, at the opening night ceremony of Universal Studios Hollywood’s much anticipated “Halloween Horror Nights” event, kicking off a 16-night run on Friday, October 2 at 7:00pm.
This year, Universal Studios Hollywood is partnering with Chiller in the presentation of the newly expanded “Chiller-Eyegore Awards,” which will be broadcast as interstitial programming on Chiller later in October. The Chiller-Eyegore Awards will acknowledge actors, artists and filmmakers in a variety of categories specific to the horror genre.
Previous Eyegore Award recipients have included Alice Cooper, Patricia Arquette, Janet Leigh, Roger Corman, Jennifer Tilly, Joss Whedon, Rob Zombie, Karen Black, Clive Barker, Julie Benz, Shawnee Smith, Sherri Moon Zombie, Tobe Hooper, Bill Moseley and Corey Feldman.
Chiller and Universal Studios Hollywood have also partnered to sponsor the “Halloween Horror Nights-Chiller Scary Good Film Competition,” offering filmmakers an opportunity to have their scariest short film rewarded with a broadcast on Chiller of their work, a $1,000 cash prize and a trip for two to opening night of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood, where the film will be shown at the Chiller Eyegore Awards ceremony. Ten finalists have been selected by an industry panel and voting is now open to all members of the public at www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Chiller.
This year’s all-new “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood will feature four new maze experiences including “Saw: Game Over,” “Halloween: The Life and Crimes of Michael Myers,” “My Bloody Valentine: Be Mine 4 Ever,” and “Chucky’s Funhouse,” six new “scare zones,” a new live stage performance of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show: A Tribute,” as well as a fully re-imagined “Terror Tram” backlot studio experience. The all-new “Halloween Horror Nights” for 2009 will be the most intense and terrifying “live” horror event ever to be presented in a theme park environment.
“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 at www.universalstudioshollywood.com/hhn including limited-time advance purchase discounts.
Chiller, the recently-launched channel from NBC Universal, is the only network devoted to delivering viewers round-the-clock scares. Chiller’s eclectic slate of adrenaline-fueled, soul-stirring entertainment includes classic drama and anthology series (Tales from the Darkside, Twin Peaks, Nightmare Cafe), international programming (Spine Chillers, Strange) and a broad offering of films, including feature-length premieres on the first Friday of each month. Chiller is currently available in nearly 34 million homes. To learn more, visit: www.chillertv.com.
Universal Studios Hollywood is a unit of Universal Parks & Resorts, a division of NBC Universal.
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