Fangoria Chainsaw Awards

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Fangoria Chainsaw Awards
CountryUnited States
Presented byFangoria
First awarded1992
Websitewww.fangoria.com/chainsaw-awards

The Fangoria Chainsaw Awards is an award ceremony focused on horror and thriller films. Beginning in 1992, the awards were expanded and an annual ceremony was inaugurated to give out the awards.[1] As of 2015, Fangoria also delivers awards to television series.

Categories[edit]

Film[edit]

  • Best Wide Release Film
  • Best Limited Release Film
  • Best Streaming Premiere Film
  • Best International Film
  • Best Documentary Film
  • Best First Film
  • Best Director
  • Best Lead Performance
  • Best Supporting Performance
  • Best Screenplay
  • Best Score
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Makeup FX
  • Best Creature FX
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Short
  • Best Kill

Television[edit]

  • Best TV Series
  • Best Nonfiction Series or Miniseries

Special Awards[edit]

  • Fangoria Horror Hall of Fame
  • Fangoria Lifetime Achievement Award
  • The Editor's Eyeball Award

Discontinued Awards[edit]

  • Worst Film
  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • Best TV Actor
  • Best TV Actress
  • Best TV Supporting Actor
  • Best TV Supporting Actress
  • Best TV SFX

Best Wide Release Film[edit]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Wide Release Film
Year Winners Nominations
1992

[2]

The Silence of the LambsJonathan Demme
1993[3] Bram Stoker's DraculaFrancis Ford Coppola
1994[4] Army of DarknessSam Raimi
1995[5] The CrowAlex Proyas
1996[6] Se7enDavid Fincher N/A
1997[7] ScreamWes Craven
1998[8] Scream 2Wes Craven
1999[9] Dark CityAlex Proyas
2000[10] The Sixth SenseM. Night Shyamalan
2001[11] American PsychoMary Harron
2002[12] Jeepers CreepersVictor Salva
2003[13] The RingGore Verbinski
2004[14] 28 Days LaterDanny Boyle
2005[15] Shawn of the DeadEdgar Wright
2006[16] The Devil's RejectsRob Zombie
2007 No Ceremony No Ceremony
2008 No Ceremony No Ceremony
2009[17] Hellboy 2: The Golden ArmyGuillermo del Toro
2010[18] Drag Me to HellSam Raimi
2011[19] Black SwanDarren Aronofsky
2012[20] InsidiousJames Wan
2013[21] The Cabin in the WoodsDrew Goddard
2014[22] The ConjuringJames Wan
2015[23] OculusMike Flanagan
2016[24] It FollowsDavid Robert Mitchell
2017[25] The WitchRobert Eggers
2018 No Ceremony No Ceremony
2019[26] HereditaryAri Aster
2020[27] MidsommarAri Aster
2021[28] The Invisible ManLeigh Whannell
2022[29] MalignantJames Wan
2023[30] The Black PhoneScott Derrickson

Multiple Wins[edit]

Best Limited Release Film[edit]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Limited Release Film
Year Winners Nominations
1992

[31]

Bride of Re-AnimatorBrian Yuzna
1993[32] The ResurrectedDan O'Bannon
1994[33] Dead AlivePeter Jackson
1995[34] Phantasm IIIBrian Yuzna
1996[35] Castle FreakStuart Gordon N/A
1997[36] Cemetery ManMichele Soavi
1998[37] Lost HighwayDavid Lynch
1999[38] The Night FlierMark Pavia
2000[39] The Day of the BeastÁlex de la Iglesia
2001[40] Cherry FallsGeoffrey Wright
2002[41] Ginger SnapsJohn Fawcett
2003[42] Dog SoldiersNeil Marshall
2004[43] Bubba Ho-TepDon Coscarelli
2005[44] Ginger Snaps: UnleashedBrett Sullivan
2006[45] Toolbox MurdersTobe Hooper
2007 No Ceremony No Ceremony
2008 No Ceremony No Ceremony
2009[46] Let the Right One InTomas Alfredson
2010[47] Trick 'r TreatMichael Dougherty
2011[48] The Human Centipede (First Sequence)Tom Six
2012[49] Tucker & Dale vs. EvilEli Craig
2013[50] AbsentiaMike Flanagan
2014[51] V/H/S/2Jason Eisener, Gareth Evans, Timo Tjahjanto, Eduardo Sánchez, Gregg Hale, Simon Barrett and Adam Wingard
2015[52] The BabadookJennifer Kent
2016[53] What We Do in the ShadowsTaika Waititi and Jemaine Clement
2017[54] The Autopsy of Jane DoeAndré Øvredal
2018 No Ceremony No Ceremony
2019[55] MandyPanos Cosmatos
2020[56] The LighthouseRobert Eggers
2021[57] Color Out of SpaceRichard Stanley
2022[58] PG: Psycho GoremanSteven Kostanski
2023[59] Terrifier 2Damien Leone

Multiple Wins[edit]

Best International Film[edit]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best International Film
Year Winners Nominations
2012[60] TrollhunterAndré Øvredal
2013[61] Juan of the DeadAlejandro Brugués
2014[62] Here Comes the DevilAdrián García Bogliano
2015[63] Big Bad WolvesAharon Keshales and Navot Papushado
2016[64] Goodnight MommyVeronika Franz and Severin Fiala
2017[65] Train to BusanAndré Øvredal
2018 No Ceremony No Ceremony
2019[66] TerrifiedDemián Rugna
2020[67] Tigers Are Not AfraidIssa López
2021[68] La LloronaJayro Bustamante
2022[69] TitaneJulia Ducournau
2023[70] Speak No EvilChristian Tafdrup

Worst Film[edit]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Worst Film
Year Winners Nominations
1992

[71]

Freddy's Dead: The Final NightmareRachel Talalay

N/A

1993[72] Dr. GigglesManny Coto

N/A

1994[73] LeprechaunMark Jones

N/A

1995[74] Leprechaun 2Rodman Flender

N/A

1996[75] Halloween: The Curse of Michael MyersJoe Chappelle N/A
1997[76] The Crow: City of AngelsTim Pope

N/A

1998[77] SpawnMark A.Z. Dippé
1999[78] I Still Know What You Did Last SummerDanny Cannon
2000[79] The HauntingJan de Bont
2001[80] Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2Joe Berlinger
2002[81] ValentineJamie Blanks
2003[82] FeardotcomWilliam Malone
2004[83] House of the DeadUwe Boll
2005[84] The VillageM. Night Shyamalan
2006[85] The FogRupert Wainwright

N/A

2007 No Ceremony No Ceremony
2008 No Ceremony No Ceremony
2009[86] Prom NightNelson McCormick
2010[87] Friday the 13thMarcus Nispel
2011[88] A Nightmare on Elm StreetSamuel Bayer
2012[89] The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)Tom Six
2013[90] Paranormal Activity 4Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost
2014[91] Texas Chainsaw 3DJohn Luessenhop
2015[92] OuijaStiles White
2016[93] PoltergeistGil Kenan
2017[94] The ForestJason Zada

Ceremonies[edit]

Winners and nominees[edit]

2023[edit]

BEST WIDE RELEASE BEST LIMITED RELEASE
BEST FIRST FEATURE BEST STREAMING PREMIERE
BEST INTERNATIONAL MOVIE BEST SERIES
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE
  • The Found Footage Phenomenon
  • In Search of Darkness: Part III
  • Living with Chucky
  • Pennywise: The Story of IT
  • This is Gwar
BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE BEST DIRECTOR
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY BEST SCREENPLAY
BEST SCORE BEST MAKEUP FX
BEST COSTUME DESIGN BEST CREATURE FX
BEST NON-FICTION SERIES OR MINISERIES BEST SHORT
  • Blink
  • Close Your Eyes
  • Guts
  • Meat Friend
  • O, Glory
BEST AMITYVILLE BEST KILL
  • Amityville Christmas Vacation
  • Amityville In Space
  • Amityville Karen
  • Amityville Scarecrow II
  • Amityville Uprising
fan-submission category

Killing Allie, Terrifier 2

EDITOR'S EYEBALL ON THE FUTURE AWARD
Awarded new in 2023, winners were selected by the Fangoria editorial team in the spirit of looking ahead in horror. This award recognizes emerging talent in the horror space who made a significant impact in the horror industry in the last year.
INAUGURAL WINNERS

Lauren Lavera - Sienna, Terrifier 2

Emily Bennett and Justin Brooks - Alone with You

Mason Thames - Finney, The Black Phone

  • List of winners: [95]
  • List of nominees: [96][97]
  • Announced on: January 27, 2023[98]
  • Presented on: May 21, 2023[99]

2022[edit]

[100][101]

Best Wide Release Best Limited Release
Best Streaming Premiere Best Foreign Film
Best First Feature Best Director
Best Lead Performance Best Supporting Performance
Best Screenplay Best Score
Best Makeup FX Best Creature FX
Best Costume Design
Best Series Best Kill (write-in category)
Achievement In Non-Fiction Best Documentary
  • Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched
    • Mail Order Murder
    • Dark Shadows and Beyond: The Jonathan Frid Story

2021[edit]

2020[edit]

2019[edit]

2016[edit]

[102]

2015[edit]

[103]

2014[edit]

[104]

2006[edit]

[105][106]

2002[edit]

The 11th Annual Fangoria Chainsaw Awards:[107]

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