Universal City, CA â€“ Universal Studios Hollywood sets the stage for the eagerly-awaited arrival of â€œHalloween Horror Nightsâ€ on Friday, September 19, with the annual â€œEyegore Awards,â€ honoring influential entertainment professionals for bringing the horror genre to life within the movie, television and music industries. For the first time ever, Universal Studios Hollywood is offering 500 â€œHalloween Horror Nightsâ€ fans a chance to attend the coveted â€œEyegore Awards,â€ which will feature a roster of todayâ€™s leading Hollywood horror icons.
The 2014 â€œEyegore Awardâ€ recipients include multiple EmmyÂ® Award-winning filmmaker and Special Effects Make-Up Supervisor Greg Nicotero (â€œThe Walking Dead,â€ â€œGalyntine,â€ â€œ Sin City:Â A Dame to Kill For,â€ â€œBreaking Bad,â€ â€œPain & Gain,â€ â€œDjango Unchained,â€ â€œPredators,â€ â€œThe Chronicles of Narnia,â€ â€œPiranha 3Dâ€), with the award presented by Chris Hardwick, comedian and host of AMCâ€™s â€œTalking Deadâ€ and Robert Kirkman, Creator and Executive Producer of â€œThe Walking Deadâ€ and â€œOutcast.â€
Versatile, award-winning filmmaker and Founder & Chairman of El Rey Network, Robert Rodriguez (â€œSin City,â€ â€œSin City: A Dame to Kill For,â€ â€œFrom Dusk Till Dawn,â€ â€œMachete,â€ â€œGrindhouseâ€),will accept the award presented by prolific actor, producer and last yearâ€™s â€œEyegore Awardâ€ recipient, Danny Trejo (â€œFrom Dusk â€˜Till Dawn,â€ â€œHeat,â€ â€œOnce Upon a Time in Mexico,â€ â€œMachete,â€ â€œMachete Killsâ€).
Renowned filmmaker John Landis (â€œAn American Werewolf in London,â€ Michael Jacksonâ€™s â€œThriller,â€ â€œThe Blues Brothers,â€ â€œAnimal Houseâ€) will accept the award presented by seven-time Academy AwardÂ®-winning Special Effects Make-Up Artist and previous â€œEyegore Awardâ€ recipient, Rick Baker (â€œAn American Werewolf in London,â€ â€œDr. Seussâ€™ How the Grinch Stole Christmas,â€ â€œMen in Black,â€ â€œThe Nutty Professor,â€ â€œThe Wolfmanâ€).
Celebrated GrammyÂ® Award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist SLASH will also accept the â€œEyegore Award.â€ Hailed as one of the 10 best electric guitar players of all time by Time magazine SLASH will also release his new album â€œWorld on Fireâ€ with his band featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators on September 16.
Immediately following the â€œEyegore Awardsâ€ presentation, SLASH, who composed an original score for the â€œClowns 3D Music by SLASHâ€ maze, will be joined by Myles Kennedy, to perform the title song from â€œNothing Left to Fear,â€ the first-ever motion picture he co-produced from Slasher Films, his film/TV production company.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â McKenzie Westmore, host of Syfyâ€™s hit TV series, â€œFace Off,â€ will serve as the eventâ€™s emcee, as she joins Universal Studios Hollywood in celebrating the â€œEyegore Awardsâ€ for a third consecutive year.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Add-on tickets to attend the â€œEyegore Awardsâ€ will be made available to the first 500 Halloween Horror Nights fans who purchase online at http://halloweenhorrornights.com/hollywood/2014/eyegore_awards.php.Â The special commemorative add-on ticket will also include a one-time Front of Line access to the â€œTerror Tram.â€Â Attendees must also purchase separate admission tickets to the Halloween Horror Nights event on Friday, September 19 at http://www.halloweenhorrornights.com/hollywood/2014/.