Fangoria CHAINSAW AWARDS Celebrate What The Oscars Ignore

Fangoria Chainsaw Awards - 2019

Fangoria Chainsaw Awards – 2019

For years there’s been a huge blood-covered Elephant in the room. And no, we’re not talkin’ about the cruel poaching for ivory taking place in Botswana or Serengeti in Africa (although we certainly should be). Rather, we’re referring to the refusal by The Academy to officially recognize the genre of horror as a category in the Oscars, even as films like Jordan’s Peele’s Get Out took the top honors in 2018.

Fortunately, our friends (and inspiration) at Fangoria Magazine provided an alternative to the 2019 Oscars for the rest of us who value a good scare coupled with fine performances: Fangoria Chainsaw Awards. The award recipients were selected via an online ballot and horror fans of all stripes had the opportunity to select and honor their favorites.

Below are the award-winners of the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards, which took place concurrently with the bloated Oscars on February 24th. Look for the creatives listed below to also be featured in Fango’s third edition of it’s newly reincarnated print magazine (Fangoria 2.0), which you can support by subscribing — now more than ever!

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Shrunken head roll please…

Best Actress: Toni Collette, Hereditary

Best Supporting Actor: Alex Wolff, Hereditary

Best Director: Ari Aster, Hereditary

Best Screenplay: Ari Aster, Hereditary

Best Kill: Hereditary

Best Wide Release Movie: Hereditary

Best Limited Release Movie: Mandy

Best Actor: Nicolas Cage, Mandy

Best Score: Johan Johannson, Mandy

Best Make-Up Effects: Mark Coulier, Suspiria

Best Supporting Actress: Tilda Swinton, Suspiria

Best Foreign Language Movie: Terrified

Best Creature Effects: Sierra and Josh Russell, The Ritual

Best Series: The Haunting of Hill House

Best Streaming Premiere Movie: Bird Box

Best First Feature: Ghost Stories

Edwin "El Miedo" Pagán
Edwin "El Miedo" Pagán is the Founder-In-Chief of LATIN HORROR. Pagán is a writer, filmmaker and life-long horror fan. In 2008 he founded LATIN HORROR, an online niche market website specializing in Latin-influenced horror, its documentation, and promotion as a distinct genre. Pagán is at the forefront of the Latin "Dark Creative Expressionist" movement, a term he coined as a means of identifying the millions of lost souls who live outside the rim of mainstream society and whose lifestyle and work is grounded in horror, the macabre, and gothic arts. Currently, he is penning a book entitled 'MIEDO - The History of Latin Horror.' Trivia: He is noted for ending his written correspondence with the offbeat salutation 'There will be SANGRE!'

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