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Halloween Horror Nights

Universal Studios Hollywood Celebrates ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ with
Annual Eyegore Awards, Honoring Hollywood Horror Icons
At Southern California’s Premier Halloween Event

Universal City, CA, September 21, 2012 – Universal Studios Hollywood celebrated the highly-anticipated opening of “Halloween Horror Nights” today with the annual presentation of the Eyegore Awards, honoring horror genre’s top stars and filmmakers. “Halloween Horror Nights” runs on select nights through October 31.

This year’s Eyegore Award honorees included Oscar®-nominated Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, renowned for the “Hellboy” films and “Pan’s Labyrinth.” Del Toro will continue his reign of horror as Executive Producer of Universal Pictures’ supernatural thriller “Mama,” opening January 18, 2013. Chad Michael Murray was recognized for his role in “House of Wax” and his upcoming horror film, “The Haunting in Georgia.” “Grimm” stars Silas Weir Mitchell and Bitsie Tulloch represented NBC’s hit series and accepted an award on behalf of the cult favorite TV show. The mother-daughter duo of Angélica María and Angélica Vale accepted the Eyegore Award for their role in the psychological thriller series “Mujeres Asesinas 2” (“Female Assassins 2”).

McKenzie Westmore, Guillermo del Toro, Alice Cooper

McKenzie Westmore, host of Syfy’s “FaceOff” helmed the event as this year’s Eyegore Awards host.

Joining in the celebration was last year’s Eyegore Award recipient, legendary shock rocker and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper, who also helped bring to life his namesake maze, “Alice Cooper Goes to Hell 3D,” at this year’s event. Other stars included Adelaide Clemens, star of the upcoming film, “Silent Hill: Revelation 3”; Kate del Castillo, who will guest star in “Grimm’s” Halloween episode, “La Llorona,” airing on October 26; Katie Featherston, star of the “Paranormal Activity” film series; and “Rock of Ages” star Diego Boneta. Other guests included Wilmer Valderrama, Bella Thorne, Sid Haig, Bill Mosely, Olympic Gold Medalist in Swimming, Conor Dwyer, LA Clipper’s Caron Butler and Ryan Hollins, and “Halloween Horror Nights” Creative Director, John Murdy.

Alice Cooper Maze

This year’s “Halloween Horror Nights” event brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in the living, breathing, three-dimensional world of the most notorious and terrifying creatures. Mazes include: “The Walking Dead: Dead Inside,” based on AMC’s Golden Globe®-nominated and Emmy® Award-winning TV series; “Welcome to Silent Hill,” based on the popular video games and film franchise; an encore performance by legendary musician Alice Cooper in “Alice Cooper Goes to Hell 3D”; “La Llorona: Cazadora de Niños”(“Weeping Woman: Child Hunter”), inspired by the chilling Mexican and Latin American legend that has terrified children for centuries; “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Saw is the Law,” based on filmmaker Tobe Hooper’s notoriously unsettling 1974 horror film classic; and “Universal Monsters Remix,” featuring re-imagined classic horror icons fused with electronica-inspired music. An all-new “Terror Tram: Invaded by The Walking Dead,” also based on the hit AMC TV series, unleashes hordes of flesh-eating “walkers” on Universal’s world-famous backlot.

Details on “Halloween Horror Nights” are available at Halloween Horror Nights, on Facebook at: “Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood” and on Instagram @HorrorNightsHollywood or #UniversalHHN. Updates from Creative Director John Murdy can be found on Twitter at: Twitter.com/HorrorNights, as he reveals a running chronicle of exclusive information. “Halloween Horror Nights” maze announcement videos can be seen at Universal Studios Hollywood’s YouTube Channel.

“Halloween Horror Nights” kicks off on Friday, September 21, 2012 and continues on select nights through Wednesday, October 31. Event dates are: September 21, 22, 28, 29 and October 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28 and 31.

Universal Studios Hollywood, The Entertainment Capital of L.A.SM, includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour; the CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex, the Universal CityWalk Cinemas, the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue, and the Gibson Amphitheatre concert and special event arena. World-class rides and attractions include the critically-acclaimed mega-attraction, “Transformers™: The Ride—3D,” the intense, award-winning ride, “King Kong 360 3-D” on the famed behind-the-scenes Studio Tour, “The Simpsons RideTM,” “Revenge of the MummySM —The Ride” indoor roller coaster and “Jurassic Park® —The Ride.”

Posted on September 27th, 2012 in
Halloween Entertainment, Halloween Events by admin

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