Eyegore Awards’ gushy speeches

Roth's a cut-up at ceremony

Killer clowns and machete-wielding hooligans helped set the scene for the Eyegore Awards, which kicked off Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights on Friday. The Universal event, which was expecting 12,000 people for the opening night of the event, ended up with an estimated 16,000 horror fans by 8:30 p.m.

Honorees Eli Roth, genre icon Sid Haig, scream queens Betsy Johnson and Gina Holden and Christopher Lloyd mingled among horror fans and filmmakers in the cemetery-themed ballroom on the theme park’s lot.

Roth of “Hostel” fame thanked his parents “who were crazy enough to allow me to cut myself in half at my bar mitzvah.”

Accepting his award, he added, “I promise to keep making films to piss people off.”

More Film

  • 'Jumanji' Box Office: Film to Top

    Box Office: 'Jumanji' to Beat '12 Strong,' 'Den of Thieves' for Top Slot

    Killer clowns and machete-wielding hooligans helped set the scene for the Eyegore Awards, which kicked off Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights on Friday. The Universal event, which was expecting 12,000 people for the opening night of the event, ended up with an estimated 16,000 horror fans by 8:30 p.m. Honorees Eli Roth, genre icon Sid […]

  • 'Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far

    Sundance Film Review: 'Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot'

    Killer clowns and machete-wielding hooligans helped set the scene for the Eyegore Awards, which kicked off Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights on Friday. The Universal event, which was expecting 12,000 people for the opening night of the event, ended up with an estimated 16,000 horror fans by 8:30 p.m. Honorees Eli Roth, genre icon Sid […]

  • Juliette Binoche Slack Bay

    Juliette Binoche Receives UniFrance's French Cinema Award

    Killer clowns and machete-wielding hooligans helped set the scene for the Eyegore Awards, which kicked off Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights on Friday. The Universal event, which was expecting 12,000 people for the opening night of the event, ended up with an estimated 16,000 horror fans by 8:30 p.m. Honorees Eli Roth, genre icon Sid […]

  • The Catcher Was A Spy Sundance

    Sundance Film Review: 'The Catcher Was a Spy'

    Killer clowns and machete-wielding hooligans helped set the scene for the Eyegore Awards, which kicked off Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights on Friday. The Universal event, which was expecting 12,000 people for the opening night of the event, ended up with an estimated 16,000 horror fans by 8:30 p.m. Honorees Eli Roth, genre icon Sid […]

  • 'The Kindergarten Teacher' Review

    Sundance Film Review: 'The Kindergarten Teacher'

    Killer clowns and machete-wielding hooligans helped set the scene for the Eyegore Awards, which kicked off Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights on Friday. The Universal event, which was expecting 12,000 people for the opening night of the event, ended up with an estimated 16,000 horror fans by 8:30 p.m. Honorees Eli Roth, genre icon Sid […]

  • 'Juliet, Naked' Review: Ethan Hawke, Rose

    Sundance Film Review: 'Juliet, Naked'

    Killer clowns and machete-wielding hooligans helped set the scene for the Eyegore Awards, which kicked off Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights on Friday. The Universal event, which was expecting 12,000 people for the opening night of the event, ended up with an estimated 16,000 horror fans by 8:30 p.m. Honorees Eli Roth, genre icon Sid […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content