Meg Shields

Meg Shields is the humble farm boy of your dreams and a senior contributor at Film School Rejects. She currently runs three columns at FSR: The Queue, How'd They Do That?, and Horrorscope. She is also a curator for One Perfect Shot and a freelance writer for hire. Meg can be found screaming about John Boorman's 'Excalibur' on Twitter here: @TheWorstNun. (She/Her).
Basket Case

Separation Anxiety: The Anatomy of the ‘Basket Case’ Trilogy

By Meg Shields 

“What’s in the basket? Easter eggs?”

Tenet Resonances

Visual Rhymes: The Cinematic Resonances of ‘Tenet’

By Meg Shields 

Because no one is a bigger film dork than filmmakers.

Samuel L Jackson Gator Jungle Fever

The Ballad of Gator Purify: Samuel L. Jackson’s Career-Making Performance

By Meg Shields 

Before Jules Winnfield…there was Gator Purify.

Horror Streaming June 2021

All the Horror You Need to Stream in June 2021

By Meg Shields 

Including a newly discovered and restored offering from George A. Romero!

Casino Royale Poker Scene

Bluffs, Tells, and Martinis: An Analysis of the ‘Casino Royale’ Poker Scene

By Meg Shields 

Knowledge of how poker works not required.

YouRe Next

Subverting the Home Invasion Film: The Dark Joy of ‘You’re Next’

By Meg Shields 

There’s a genre “blender” joke in there somewhere.

Infra Man Hong Kong cinema

For the Love of B-Movies: In Praise of Hong Kong’s Cinematic Sleaze

By Meg Shields 

Jumping vampires, man-flesh dumplings, and Bruce Lee clones, oh my!


10 Movies to Watch If You Like ‘Possession’

By Meg Shields 

First of all: are you okay?

Unfriended Internet Horror Movie

What ‘Unfriended’ Can Teach Us About the Aesthetics of Realism

By Meg Shields 

One man’s spectatorial freedom is another man’s terrifying desktop horror film.