Universal Studios Hollywood kicked off its month-long Halloween celebration, Halloween Horror Nights, with the Eyegore Awards, honoring those who have impacted the horror movie genre.
The red carpet event included appearances by notable horror enthusiasts, actors, directors, the creative team of Halloween Horror Nights! Among the notable appearances included Chad Michael Murray, Boo Boo Stewart of the “Twilight” series, Alice Cooper, and Wilmer Valderrama.
The honorees of the Eyegore Awards included Chad Michael Murray for his performance in “House of Wax”, the cast of NBC’s series Grimm, and the Spanish television mother-daughter act, Angelica Maria and Angelica Vale. Alice Cooper personally bestowed the final award to director Guillermo del Toro, whose repertoire includes “Hellboy” and “Pan’s Labyrinth”
Attendees of the Eyegore Awards were also treated to a sneak peak of del Toro’s upcoming film “Mama”, set to premiere mid-January.
Halloween Horror Nights promises guests a night of fun and frights – with several scare zones, six mazes, and the popular Terror Tram attraction.
Alice Cooper himself designed a maze titled “Alice Cooper Goes to Hell 3D” walking guests through scenes depicting the seven deadly sins, with splashes of fluorescent neon paint and mind-blowing 3D effects. The maze was scary with a whimsical touch.
Walkers from the AMC series “The Walking Dead” invaded Universal Studios, terrorizing guests as they wandered the dark sets in the Universal Studios Backlot in this year’s Terror Tram. A new maze is also themed after the series also gives guests the opportunity to experience the zombie apocalypse first hand.
A maze was also themed after Silent Hill, taking visitors to the heart of the popular video game series.
The maze based on Spanish legend, “La Llorona” made a return this year, turning the oral legend into a real and horrifying spectacle.
Classic horror films and icons were not to be forgotten. “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Saw is the Law” radiated the smell of flesh and resonated the sound of screams of buzzing chainsaws from all corners–a feast for the senses.
A new twist was taken on classic horror icons with “Universal Monsters Remix!” A maze that fused familiar horror icons and dubstep music. Guests can dance through the maze, and even interact with the monster DJ, but must be wary of the monsters lurking about!
Rides and attractions are still open during the after-hours event such as Return of the Mummy: The Ride, Jurassic Park: In the Dark, The Simpsons Ride, and the all-new Transformers: The Ride 3D!
The event was delightfully scary and leaves one shivering from the chills. Halloween Horror Nights is open for scaring until Halloween Night.
More information and tickets can be found on halloweenhorrornights.com.
Watch the trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming film, “Mama.”