Baker to Accept Universal’s Eyegore Award

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Ceremony takes place October 2

Six-time Academy Award-winning special makeup effects artist, Rick Baker, will accept a Chiller-Eyegore Award at Universal Studios Hollywood’s opening night ceremony for the theme park’s “Halloween Horror Nights” event on Friday, October 2 at 7:00pm.

Baker will be honored for his incomparable design and his makeup effects that have created indelible imagery in over 42 horror films.

ShockTillYouDrop.com will be in attendance, so stay tuned for coverage then.

Most recently, Baker worked on Universal Pictures’ The Wolfman alongside Director Joe Johnston (Jurassic Park III) and Oscar-winner Benicio Del Toro in which he transforms Del Toro into the fearsome title character. The film opens nationwide on February 12, 2010.

This year, Universal Studios Hollywood is partnering with Chiller in the presentation of the newly expanded Chiller-Eyegore Awards, which will be broadcast as interstitial programming on Chiller later in October and hosted by actor Corey Feldman. The Chiller-Eyegore Awards will acknowledge actors, artists and filmmakers in a variety of categories specific to the horror genre.

Previous Eyegore Award recipients have included Alice Cooper, Patricia Arquette, Janet Leigh, Roger Corman, Jennifer Tilly, Joss Whedon, Rob Zombie, Karen Black, Clive Barker, Julie Benz, Shawnee Smith, Sherri Moon Zombie, Tobe Hooper, Bill Moseley and Corey Feldman.

Source: Ryan Rotten, Managing Editor