The 2023 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards will premiere on Sunday, May 21st at 9pm ET, exclusively on Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thrillers, and the supernatural.
The annual ceremony, which recognizes outstanding achievements in horror film and television, will once again be hosted by actor and writer David Dastmalchian (Late Night with the Devil, Dune), but this time he'll be joined by co-host Peaches Christ (All About Evil, the Midnight Mass podcast). The ceremony will feature Jamie Clayton (Hellraiser), Mason Thames and Madeleine McGraw (The Black Phone), and Akela Cooper (Malignant, M3GAN) among its presenters.
As for the nominees? There were plenty to choose from over the past year, with titles like Jordan Peele's Nope, Ti West's one-two punch of X and Pearl, Dan Trachtenberg's outstanding Predator prequel Prey, Zach Cregger's smash-hit Barbarian, and Bryan Fuller's excellent horror doc series, Queer for Fear. The competition was, shall we say, intense.
FANGORIA Editor-in-Chief Phil Nobile agrees:
“2022 is going to go down in history as one of the greatest years in horror entertainment. It honestly feels like a new Golden Age for the genre, and we definitely felt the pressure to do the moment justice with this year’s show."
Adds show writer/director Michael Varrati:
“The broad range of nominees for this year’s Chainsaws really showcase the places horror can go and the multi-faceted reach of storytelling. In constructing this year’s award ceremony, we not only wanted to honor this genre we all adore, but throw one big spooky party celebrating all the wonderful things fright can be. This isn’t just a night for the nominees and recipients, but a love letter to the fans who keep horror…and all its tendrils…alive all year long.”
In addition to the live ceremony - which, once again, will premiere on Shudder TV at 9PM ET on May 21st - additional pre- and post-show entertainment will roll out on FANGORIA's social media feeds. If you're unable to catch the show when it airs, no worries: Shudder will have it available to stream in all territories the very next morning, on May 22nd.
We're super excited to get this year's ceremony in front of y'all, and think you'll be overjoyed not only by the presenters we've lined up for 2023, but also with the winners. Stay tuned for more on the FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards as further updates become available!