FANGORIA Announces Nominees For 2024 Chainsaw Awards

July 8, 2024

All the Thrilling Nominees For the 2024 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards Are Now Revealed!

The Horror Event of The Year Returns with a Variety of Categories for Fans to Sink Their Teeth Into

FANGORIA, the renowned authority in horror entertainment, announced today that voting for the highly anticipated 2024 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards is officially open. Fans of the best and bloodiest in entertainment are invited to select their favorites across a diverse range of categories – including the addition of a new category: Best Video Game.

Once again airing on AMC’s Shudder, the 2024 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards arrive at a pivotal moment when the horror genre has seen a remarkable resurgence in both critical acclaim and box office success. This year’s contenders, from chilling psychological thrillers to pulse-pounding supernatural tales, have not only captivated audiences but also shaped the future of horror storytelling. 

Films like Evil Dead Rise, which took the classic franchise to new heights, and the acclaimed horror prequel The First Omen set new benchmarks in the genre, earning them multiple nominations across various categories, while titles like When Evil Lurks and Talk To Me helped put international horror in the race like never before. 

One new wrinkle this year is the annual awards show’s shift to October; as such, the window of this year’s eligible horrors is an expanded one, encompassing all of 2023 and the first half of 2024.

The complete list of nominees in each category is as follows:

Best Wide Release Movie


Evil Dead Rise

The First Omen

Godzilla Minus One

Infinity Pool

Late Night With the Devil


Satanic Hispanics

Talk To Me

When Evil Lurks

Best Limited Release Movie


Enys Men

I Saw the TV Glow

The Outwaters

Suitable Flesh

Best Streaming Premiere Movie

No One Will Save You


Totally Killer


Where the Devil Roams

Best First Feature

The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster


It Lives Inside



Best International Movie

The Coffee Table



Huesera: The Bone Woman

When Evil Lurks

Best Lead Performance

Tobin Bell – Saw X

David Dastmalchian, Late Night with the Devil

Kaitlyn Dever, No One Will Save You

Nell Tiger Free, The First Omen

Kathryn Newton, Lisa Frankenstein

Lupita Nyong’o, A Quiet Place: Day One

Emma Stone, Poor Things

Lily Sullivan, Evil Dead Rise

Sydney Sweeney, Immaculate

Sophie Wilde, Talk to Me

Best Supporting Performance

Dave Bautista, Knock at the Cabin

Joe Bird, Talk To Me

Nicolas Cage, Renfield

Mia Goth, Infinity Pool

Kathryn Newton, Abigail

Bridgette Lundy Paine, I Saw the TV Glow

Dewayne Perkins, The Blackening

Dan Stevens, Abigail

Alyssa Sutherland, Evil Dead Rise

Alisha Weir, Abigail

Best Director

Brandon Cronenberg, Infinity Pool

Lee Cronin, Evil Dead Rise

Danny and Michael Philippou, Talk To Me

Demián Rugna, When Evil Lurks

Arkasha Stevenson, The First Omen

Best Screenplay

Colin and Cameron Cairnes, Late Night With the Devil 

Akela Cooper; story by Akela Cooper and James Wan, M3GAN

Brandon Cronenberg, Infinity Pool 

Danny Philippou and Bill Hinzman, Talk To Me 

Arkasha Stevenson, Tim Smith and Keith Thomas; story by Ben Jacoby, The First Omen

Best Cinematography

Pierce Derks, In A Violent Nature 

Karim Hussain, Infinity Pool 

Aaron Morton, The First Omen 

Robbie Ryan, Poor Things 

Eric K. Yue, I Saw the TV Glow

Best Makeup FX

Marcos Berta, When Evil Lurks 

Bec Buratto, Paul Katte and Nick Nicolaou, Talk To Me 

Liz Byrne, Paul Byrne & Matthew Smith, Abigail 

Steven Kostanski, In A Violent Nature 

Tristan Lucas, Evil Dead Rise

Best Creature FX

Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, Five Nights at Freddy’s 

Adam Johansen and Damian Martin, Odd Studio, Evil Dead Rise

Göran Lundström, The Last Voyage of the Demeter

Adrien Morot, Morot FX Studios, M3GAN 

Thierry Onillon and Léo Ewald, Infested 

Best Costume Design

Francesca Brunori, Immaculate 

Paco Delgado, The First Omen 

Steph Hooke, Late Night With the Devil 

Meagan McLaughlin, Lisa Frankenstein 

Holly Waddington, Poor Things

Best Score

Alex G, I Saw the TV Glow

Tim Hecker, Infinity Pool 

Mark Korven, The First Omen

Stephen McKeon, Evil Dead Rise 

Naoki Satô, Godzilla Minus One

Best Documentary Feature

Dario Argento Panico

The Legacy of the Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Satan Wants You


We Kill For Love

Best Series


The Fall of the House of Usher

Interview with a Vampire

The Last of Us


Best Video Game

Alan Wake 2

Dead Space Remake

Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game

Resident Evil 4 Remake

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Best Non-Fiction Series or Miniseries

Amityville: An Origin Story

The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: Season 5

The Enfield Poltergeist

The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs


As per previous years, the highly competitive “Best Kill” category is a write-in vote. 

“Though the FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards have been around for over 30 years, our current age of horror has delivered a high volume of next-level entertainment the likes of which fans have never seen,” said FANGORIA’s Editor-in-Chief Phil Nobile Jr. “Fans will have their work cut out for them, as choosing the best of the best from this genre has truly never been more difficult – or more fun.”

Participants can cast their votes via the official FANGORIA website at Voting polls close on July 20, 2024.

For more information and updates regarding the 2024 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards, please visit and follow FANGORIA on social media.



Since 1979, FANGORIA has lived up to its moniker as “First In Fright,” growing across the decades to become one of the most influential horror brands in the genre. At one point the only place on newsstands where fans could read about the world of contemporary horror, today FANGORIA has adapted to a world it helped create – into a multimedia platform company, spanning across print, digital, studio (film and television), podcasts, merchandise and more. Under publishers Tara Ansley and Abhi Goel, the brand is expanding from the page into the digital space as an iconic genre media destination, with the website and magazine headed by Editor-in-Chief Phil Nobile Jr., Digital Editor Angel Melanson, and Creative Director Jason Kauzlarich.

FANGORIA’s current mission is to honor its legacy through expansion into original film and television under the brand’s newly launched production arm, FANGORIA Studios, led by SVP of Film and Television Armen Aghaeian. FANGORIA Studios will develop and produce film, television and podcasts using the iconic FANGORIA, STARLOG and GOREZONE brands.

Now in its fourth decade, Fango celebrates a massive and diverse community of creators and fans, and is at the forefront of the current moment of celebrating genre as a legitimate entertainment space – one where all are welcome. When it comes to horror, everyone screams in the same language.

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