fuse and Fangoria Entertainment Announce Nominations for the Chainsaw Awards; First Televised Music and Horror Themed Awards Spectacular to Take Place October 15th at LA's Orpheum Theater; Premieres Exclusively on fuse Sunday, October 22nd

LOS ANGELES--()--Aug. 24, 2006--fuse, the nation's only viewer-influenced music television network and Fangoria Entertainment, the number one brand in horror for the past 25 years, have announced that the first-ever televised fuse Fangoria Chainsaw Awards will be held Sunday, October 15th at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. An ideal attraction through which viewers can embrace the Halloween spirit, this premiere award show spotlighting the best in horror themed cinema, music and television will premiere on fuse Sunday, October 22nd at 9:30 p.m. EST.

The editors of Fangoria and Fangoria.com, the leading horror magazine and online destination, joined forces with the music experts at fuse to develop a host of categories and nominees, from the straight forward to the sublimely offbeat. The awards will honor the best of modern horror themed cinema and television and its growing influence on popular music, from the looks of the stars to the music videos directly inspired by seminal scare flicks.

The leader in film category nominations is Hostel with six, followed by Snakes on a Plane, Underworld: Evolution and The Hills Have Eyes with five nods each, while Final Destination 3, The Descent, Silent Hill, The Devil's Rejects, Slither and King Kong each earned four nominations. Performers nominated in the music categories include Gnarls Barkley, AFI, 30 Seconds to Mars, My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Evanescence and Red Hot Chili Peppers. fuse viewers and horror fans alike will have the chance to help determine the winners by voting at www.fuse.tv between September 1st and, naturally, Friday, October 13th.

This year's fright-fest, the first-ever televised, will feature a "black carpet" pre-show with a critique of the fashions of the arriving star nominees and presenters, live performances by some of the biggest names in pop, rock and hip-hop as well as a "Gala of Gore" post-show, an after-party attended by music and film A-listers. Cyber-savvy music and horror fans can follow the action and get many extras by heading to www.fuse.tv and www.Fangoria.com, before, during and after the telecast. Additional announcements including hosts, performers and presenters will be forthcoming.

"Our viewers are as down with Freddy as the are with Fall Out Boy, so this horror-meets-music summit is the ultimate television kick-off to Halloween week," said Catherine Mullen, EVP and General Manager of fuse.

"Over the years, the horror genre continues to be a powerful force in music, film, television and entertainment," said Thomas DeFeo, the President of Fangoria Entertainment. "It made perfect sense to join forces with fuse to create a credible and compelling award show honoring the best in the business, while remaining true to the genre's loyal fanbase."


The complete list of nominees is as follows:

KILLER MOVIE (scariest movie)
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--  The Descent: Neil Marshall
--  Hostel: Eli Roth
--  Wolf Creek: Greg McLean
--  The Hills Have Eyes: Alexandre Aja
--  The Devil's Rejects: Rob Zombie

MOST THRILLING KILLING (best death scene)
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--  Final Destination 3: Drive thru
--  Hostel: Train Suicide
--  The Omen: Decapitation
--  Snakes on a Plane: Guy attacked in toilet
--  Saw II: Emmanuelle Vaugier gets arm stuck in box of blades

DUDE YOU DON'T WANNA MESS WITH (hero)
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--  Samuel L. Jackson: Snakes on a Plane
--  Kong: King Kong
--  Nathan Fillion: Slither
--  Jay Hernandez: Hostel
--  Scott Speedman: Underworld: Evolution

CHICK YOU DON'T WANNA MESS WITH (heroine)
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--  Shauna Macdonald: The Descent
--  Anna Faris: Scary Movie 4
--  Radha Mitchell: Silent Hill
--  Laura Linney: The Exorcism of Emily Rose
--  Kate Beckinsale: Underworld: Evolution

RELATIONSHIP FROM HELL
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--  Bill Moseley & Sheri Moon Zombie: The Devil's Rejects
--  Kate Beckinsale & Scott Speedman: Underworld: Evolution
--  Ellen Page & Patrick Wilson: Hard Candy
--  Derek Richardson & Jan Vlasak: Hostel
--  Michael Rooker & Elizabeth Banks: Slither

BEST BUTCHER (villain)
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--  Tobin Bell: Saw II
--  Sid Haig: The Devil's Rejects
--  Robert Joy: The Hills Have Eyes
--  Jan Vlasak: Hostel
--  John Jarratt: Wolf Creek

CREEPIEST KID
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--  Ellen Page: Hard Candy
--  Jodelle Ferland: Silent Hill
--  Laura Ortiz: The Hills Have Eyes
--  Rachel Hurd-Wood: An American Haunting
--  Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick: The Omen

HIGHEST BODY COUNT (highest HUMAN death toll)
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--  King Kong
--  Snakes on a Plane
--  Final Destination 3
--  Slither
--  Doom

LINE THAT KILLED (best one liner)
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--  Snakes on a Plane
--  Final Destination 3
--  Wolf Creek
--  The Devil's Rejects
--  Hostel

BLOODIEST BEATDOWN (best fight scene)
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--  The Rock vs. Karl Urban: Doom
--  Kate Beckinsale vs. Tony Curran: Underworld: Evolution
--  Michael Bailey Smith vs. Aaron Stanford: The Hills Have Eyes
--  Kong vs. the T-Rexes: King Kong
--  Juno & Sarah vs. The Crawlers: The Descent

BEST WITH LESS (best low-budget, limited release independent)
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--  Zombie Honeymoon
--  The Dark Hours
--  Subject Two
--  Hard Candy
--  The Roost

SICKEST FX (best special fx)
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--  Final Destination 3
--  Snakes on a Plane
--  King Kong
--  Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
--  Silent Hill

LOOKS THAT KILL (best makeup fx)
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--  Slither
--  The Hills Have Eyes
--  Silent Hill
--  Underworld: Evolution
--  The Descent

MOST DISTURBING IMPORT (best foreign film)
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--  Pulse: Japan
--  Night Watch: Russia
--  Romasanta: Spain
--  Calvaire (The Ordeal): Belgium
--  Godzilla: Final Wars: Japan

KILLER TELEVISION (scariest tv show, anthology or film)
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--  Masters of Horror
--  Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King
--  Supernatural
--  Desperation
--  Invasion

KILLER VIDEO (best music video)
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--  Dani California: Red Hot Chili Peppers
--  Crazy: Gnarls Barkley
--  Steady As She Goes (Ver. #2): Raconteurs
--  Move Along: All American Rejects
--  Heard 'Em Say: Kanye West featuring Adam Levine

VIDEO INSPIRED BY FILM
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--  "Snakes on a Plane (Bring It)" inspired by "Snakes on a Plane":
    Cobra Starship
--  "A Little Less Sixteen Candles A Little More Touch Me" inspired by
    "Lost Boys": Fall Out Boy
--  "The Kill" inspired by "The Shining": 30 Seconds to Mars
--  "Walk Away" inspired by "Hitchcock": Franz Ferdinand
--  "Out Here All Night" inspired by "Evil Dead": Damone

PRINCE OF DARKNESS (darkest male artist in music video)
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--  Davey Havok: AFI
--  M.Shadows: Avenged Sevenfold
--  Jared Leto: 30 Seconds to Mars
--  Gerard Way: My Chemical Romance
--  Ville Vallo: HIM

FEMME FATALE (most evil female character in music video)
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--  AFI: "Miss Murder"
--  Avenged Sevenfold: "Beast & Harlot"
--  She Wants Revenge: "These Things"
--  Matchbook Romance: "Monsters"
--  Evanescence: "Call Me When You're Sober"

About fuse

fuse is the nation's only viewer-influenced, music television network, featuring music videos, exclusive artist interviews, live concerts, series and specials. fuse reflects the rapidly changing interests and attitudes of its 12-34 year-old audience by uniting the media platforms at the center of their communication and entertainment - TV, Web, mobile technologies and interactive gaming and by incorporating their opinions and suggestions into the network's on-air and online programming. More information about fuse is available at www.fuse.tv.

About Fangoria:

Fangoria Entertainment owns and operates the renowned monthly horror publication Fangoria Magazine and the horror genre's #1 online destination Fangoria.com. Fangoria Entertainment also produces the popular weekly 3-hour live radio show FANGORIA RADIO airing Friday nights on Sirius Satellite Radio, hosted by renowned heavy metal frontman for Twisted Sister and horror film producer-actor Dee Snider with celebrated Scream Queen and radio veteran Debbie Rochon serving as Snider's sidekick. Established in May 1979, Fangoria Magazine and Website rank as America's #1 source for horror news and entertainment. Both the magazine and the website remain the most sought-after source of movies, videogames, television series, books and toys that comprise the burgeoning world of horror entertainment. Fangoria TV produced acclaimed High Definition broadcasts of the NY Village Halloween Parade in 2004 & 2005. Fangoria Entertainment is also a prime producer of horror conventions held throughout the year in major cities nationwide. In addition, the Fangoria video label is home to a collection of contemporary horror film titles in distribution on DVD and VHS.

About Rainbow Media Holdings LLC

A leader in the entertainment industry, Rainbow Media Holdings LLC is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation. Rainbow creates and manages some of the country's most compelling and dynamic programming with linear networks including national networks - AMC, fuse, IFC (The Independent Film Channel) and WE: Women's Entertainment; its regional programming service - Rainbow Sports Networks; on-demand networks including Mag Rack and sportskool; and the largest suite of high definition channels available anywhere - the VOOM HD Networks. Rainbow's other businesses include its film distribution, production and exhibition division - IFC Entertainment; in addition to its advertising sales division - Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation - and its full service network programming origination and distribution company - Rainbow Network Communications.

Contacts

Media:
Rogers & Cowan
Heather Lewandoski, 310-854-8147
hlewandoski@rogersandcowan.com
or
Jessica Erskine, 310-854-8129
jerskine@rogersandcowan.com
or
Cataldi PR
Sal Cataldi, 212-244-9797
sal@cataldipr.com
or
Fangoria Entertainment
Steve Syatt, 818-501-0700
Ssyatt@ssapr.com
or
Fuse
Neel Khairzada, 212-324-3454
Neel@fuse.tv

Contacts

Media:
Rogers & Cowan
Heather Lewandoski, 310-854-8147
hlewandoski@rogersandcowan.com
or
Jessica Erskine, 310-854-8129
jerskine@rogersandcowan.com
or
Cataldi PR
Sal Cataldi, 212-244-9797
sal@cataldipr.com
or
Fangoria Entertainment
Steve Syatt, 818-501-0700
Ssyatt@ssapr.com
or
Fuse
Neel Khairzada, 212-324-3454
Neel@fuse.tv