2022 Fangoria Chainsaw Award Winners Recap

The 2022 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards were presented in a virtual ceremony that premiered on Shudder on Sunday evening (May 15), recognizing outstanding achievements in horror film and television.

The ceremony was once again be hosted by actor and writer David Dastmalchian (Dune, The Suicide Squad, Batman: The Long Halloween)and featured Dee Wallace, Joe Lo Truglio, Joe Dante, Tracie Thoms, Jim Cummings, Rachel True, and the directing team known as Radio Silence (Ready or NotScream) among its presenters.

This year’s winners include John Carpenter for Best Score for Halloween Kills and Christopher Nelson for Best Makeup FX for Halloween Kills, as well. Other big winners include James Wan’s Malignant for Best Wide-Release Movie, PG: Psycho Goreman for Best Limited-Release Movie, Yaya Abdul Mateen II for Best Lead Performance for Candyman, and Edgar Wright for Best Director for Last Night in Soho.

Read on for the full list of 2022 Chainsaw Awards winners.

BEST WIDE-RELEASE MOVIE

WINNER: Malignant

Candyman

Last Night in Soho

The Night House

A Quiet Place Part II

 

BEST LIMITED-RELEASE MOVIE

Come True

Hurt

In the Earth

WINNER: PG: Psycho Goreman

Werewolves Within

 

BEST FIRST FEATURE

Censor

My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To

WINNER: Saint Maud, directed by Rose Glass

The Stylist

The Vigil

 

BEST STREAMING-PREMIERE MOVIE

The Boy Behind the Door

WINNER: Fear Street Part Three: 1666

Lucky

The Power

Violation

 

BEST INTERNATIONAL MOVIE

Detention

The Feast

Lamb

The Queen of Black Magic

WINNER: Titane

 

BEST SERIES

Brand New Cherry Flavor

Chucky

Creepshow

I Know What You Did Last Summer

WINNER: Midnight Mass

 

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

WINNER: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Candyman

Niamh Algar, Censor

Morfydd Clark, Saint Maud

Barbara Crampton, Jakob’s Wife

Rebecca Hall, The Night House

Thomasin McKenzie, Last Night in Soho

Agathe Rousselle, Titane

Madeleine Sims-Fewer, Violation

Julia Sarah Stone, Come True

Anya Taylor-Joy, Last Night in Soho

 

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

Luke David Blumm, Son

Jennifer Ehle, Saint Maud

Larry Fessenden, Jakob’s Wife

Vincent Lindon, Titane

Diana Rigg, Last Night in Soho

Bill Sage, Wrong Turn

WINNER: Millicent Simmonds, A Quiet Place Part II

Jeremy T. Thomas, Antlers

Suzanne Voss, Dementia Part II

 

BEST DIRECTOR

Prano Bailey-Bond, Censor

David Bruckner, The Night House

Anthony Scott Burns, Come True

Julia Ducournau, Titane

Rose Glass, Saint Maud

WINNER: Edgar Wright, Last Night in Soho

 

BEST SCREENPLAY

Prano Bailey-Bond & Anthony Fletcher, Censor

John Hsu, Fu Kai-ling, Chien Shih-keng, Detention

WINNER: Ben Collins, Luke Piotrowski, The Night House

Rose Glass, Saint Maud

Madeleine Sims-Fewer, Dusty Mancinelli, Violation

 

BEST SCORE

WINNER: John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, Daniel Davies, Halloween Kills

Electric Youth, Pilotpriest, Come True

Ben Lovett, The Night House

Clint Mansell, In The Earth

Tom Schraeder, CJ Johnson, Hurt

 

BEST MAKEUP FX

Tara Brawley, Hurt

Mark Coulier, Blood Red Sky

Francois Dagenais, Spiral: From the Book of Saw

WINNER: Christopher Nelson, Halloween Kills

Oriane de Neve, CLSFX Atelier 69, Kandisha

 

BEST CREATURE FX

Barrie Gower, The Green Knight

Robert KX, Gaslight Studio, V/H/S/94

WINNER: MastersFX, Steven Kostanski, PG: Psycho Goreman

 

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Lizzie Cook, Candyman 

WINNER: Odile Dicks-Mireaux, Last Night in Soho 

Eulyn Colette Hufkie, Bingo Hell 

Chieko Matsumoto, Prisoners of the Ghostland

Neil McClean, Slumber Party Massacre 

 

ACHIEVEMENT IN NON-FICTION

WINNER: The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs

Elvira’s 40th Anniversary, Very Scary, Very Special, Special

The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula 

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY

WINNER: Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched

Mail Order Murder

Dark Shadows and Beyond: The Jonathan Frid Story

 

BEST KILL

Chosen by write-in votes.

WINNER: The Bread Slicer, Fear Street Part One: 1994

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Matt Artz

Founded Halloween Daily News in 2012 and the Halloween International Film Festival in 2016. Professional writer/journalist/photographer since 2000.

2022 Fangoria Chainsaw Award Winners Recap