Meg Shields

Based in the Pacific North West, Meg enjoys long scrambles on cliff faces and cozying up with a good piece of 1960s eurotrash. As a senior contributor at FSR, Meg's objective is to spread the good word about the best of sleaze, genre, and practical effects.
The Haunted Mansion

An Impassioned Case For 2003’s ‘The Haunted Mansion’

By Meg Shields 

Jennifer Tilly as a disembodied head trapped inside a crystal ball? Five stars.

All Quiet On The Western Front

‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ and The Purpose of Anti-War Cinema

By Meg Shields 

Here’s a video essay that takes a look at whether the 2022 remake of ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ is an effective anti-war movie or not.

Branded To Kill Butterflies

My Dream is to Die: Why You Should Watch ‘Branded to Kill’

By Meg Shields 

“A killer mustn’t be human. He must be tough and cool.”

Lala Land Flipped Image

Why a Filmmaker Might Choose to Flip a Shot

By Meg Shields 

To flip, or not to flip? That is the question.

Devil And Daniel Webster

The Enduring Folk Horror of ‘The Devil and Daniel Webster’

By Meg Shields 

“I’d fight ten thousand devils to save a New Hampshire man.”

Wicked Wicked Split Screen

‘Wicked, Wicked,’ Polyrhythmic Form, and the Vicious Split-Screen

By Meg Shields 

My god, I’m seeing double.

Best Horror Movies Streaming April

All the Horror You Need to Stream in April 2023

By Meg Shields 

The Streaming Services giveth ‘Malignant’ and the streaming services taketh away ‘Malignant.’

Wally Pfister Cinematography

From ‘Momento’ to ‘Moneyball’: A Beginner’s Guide to Wally Pfister

By Meg Shields 

Never underestimate the erotic thriller to ‘Batman’ pipeline.

Thelma and Louise ending car

Full Throttle: Re-Thinking the Ending of ‘Thelma and Louise’

By Meg Shields 

“Let’s keep goin’!”