Michael Varrati is a lot of things— "Writer. Director. Guacamole enthusiast. Creator of horror flicks, queer cinema, and that TV movie your mom likes." And the writer and director of the FANGORIA 2023 Chainsaw Awards (which I hope your mom also likes). Varrati stopped in to chat all things Chainsaw with us (no spoilers!), including The Muppet Show connection, what it's like directing legends and icons and taking a moment to appreciate how wonderful it is to celebrate the creators of some of our favorite things. Check out our full conversation below.
And tune in to the Chainsaw Awards Sunday, May 21, on Shudder 6pm PT/9pm ET, with our pre-show airing at 5:30pm PT/8:30pm ET on our YouTube. Check out this handy dandy how-to Chainsaw guide with all the times and links and info you'll need for the big night.