The Eyegore Awards for Achievement in Horror will morph into the Chiller-Eyegore Awards in 2009, as Universal Studios HollywoodSM partners with Chiller to create an expanded awards ceremony that will be broadcast to horror fans nationwide.
The seventh Eyegore Awards, (now, the Chiller-Eyegore Awards) will take place on Friday, Oct. 2 at 7 pm, coinciding with the opening night of Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights. An edited broadcast of the ceremony will air on Chiller later in October, with an airdate TBD.
Previous Eyegore recipients have included actors, performers and filmmakers who have made major achievements to the horror genre, including Alice Cooper, Patricia Arquette, Jennifer Tilly, Janet Leigh, Joss Whedon, Rob Zombie, Karen Black, Corey Feldman, Julie Benz, Shawnee Smith, Clive Barker, Roger Corman, Sheri Moon Zombie, Tobe Hooper and Bill Moseley.
Chiller and Universal Studios Hollywood are also partnering to recognize the nation’s top short-form filmmaking horror genre talent with 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 the October 2 opening night of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood.
“Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood – Southern California’s most terrifying Halloween event – pairs Hollywood’s top entertainment scenic and special effects artists with a cast of thousands to bring great films from the horror genre to life with shockingly scary “live” experiences within the theme park and on the movie studio’s famed back lot. Updates on “Halloween Horror Nights” are available at HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Hollywood and on Twitter, where Creative Director John Murdy reveals a running chronicle of exclusive information. Fans are invited to follow John Murdy on Twitter at: twitter.com/HorrorNights or via Facebook at: “Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood (Official).”
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 every Friday. Chiller is currently available in 35 million homes. To learn more, visit: www.chillertv.com.
Universal Studios Hollywood is a unit of Universal Parks & Resorts, a division of NBC Universal.
NBC Universal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May of 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80% owned by General Electric, with 20% controlled by Vivendi.
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