On the Scene: Universal Studios' Eyegore Awards Honors Horror Elite

On the Scene: Universal Studios' Eyegore Awards Honors Horror Elite

Sep 29, 2010

Universal’s Eyegore Awards are kind of like the Golden Globes for the horror genre, only the monsters roaming this red carpet are in fright wigs and bloodstained costumes, not designer ball gowns. The annual scare-mony kicks off Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights, which this year brings our favorite cinematic bogeymen to life in mazes based on A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, House of 1,000 Corpses, Saw and more.

For this year’s event held last weekend, Lost Boys star Corey Feldman returned as host for the third time in a ballroom made up like a cemetery, complete with choreographed vampire dancing, an appearance by True Blood's Mariana Klaveno (“Lorena”) as a presenter, and video footage of the winners' films—most of which are available on DVD and Blu-ray for your Halloween fright nights.

Christopher Lloyd was the fan favorite, although he won for his work in horror films like Piranha 3D instead of for his iconic role in the Back to the Future trilogy. "I wasn't sure I qualified for this," joked the actor before trying to give his award back.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Poltergeist director Tobe Hooper introduced winner Eli Roth, although Hooper flubbed by saying that Roth played the Bear Jew in Quentin Tarantino's "Ingenerous Basterds." Roth, who directed both Hostel movies and Cabin Fever, took it all in stride, saying, "It's way too early to be getting any kind of award."

Sid Haig, who played Captain Spaulding in Rob Zombie's House of 1,000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects, seemed genuinely appreciative of his little demon statue and thanked Zombie for reviving his career. "Thanks to the loyal film fans," said Haig. "Without you, I've got nothing."

Other recipients included Final Destination 3 star Gina Holden, who had a terrifying encounter with one of those doubled-jawed Aliens in AVPR: Aliens vs. Predator-Requiem, which was shown to the audience. She can be seen next in Saw 3D: The Final Chapter opposite fellow award winner Betsy Russell, who has played Jigsaw's wife Jill Tuck in every sequel since Saw III.

It seems like everyone at the Eyegores had something to scream about this year. Even host Feldman will reprise his role as vampire hunter Edgar Frog in the upcoming Lost Boys: The Thirst, which hopes to drain some more blood from the franchise on DVD and Blu-ray on October 5.

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