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).
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The Hangout Film, the American Dream, and the Pursuit of Straight Chilling

By Meg Shields 

Why the joy of comfortable stasis is our national quest.

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The Monstrous Empathy of Lon Chaney

By Meg Shields 

Hereditary Horror: Lon Chaney, his son, and confronting the human grotesque.

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The Cynics’ Guide to Wedding Season: A Film Syllabus

By Meg Shields 

A cinematic guide to surviving wedding season. Here are 10 wedding films to satisfy (and prepare) the most cynical of viewers.

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5 Reasons Shudder Is The Dark Horse of Streaming Services

By Meg Shields 

Streaming and live-streams, and scares—oh my! Shudder sets itself apart, delivering the well-worn, obscure, and the latest in horror.

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Let’s Revamp the Superhero Audio Drama

By Meg Shields 

From shark-tossing to space sexism: Wonder Woman’s triumphant stint at Power Records, and why DC should revitalize the superhero audio drama.

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Let’s Shake On It: The Cinematic Persistence of Faust

By Meg Shields 

Buckle up kiddos we’re going to talk about Satan. Why the legend of the man who sold his soul is one of the most resilient narratives in film.

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A Fantastic Folly: Reviving ‘Fantasia’ and the Remake Ouroboros

By Meg Shields 

The troubled history of Walt Disney’s great experiment, and the grotesque implications of the live-action remake of Fantasia’s “Night on Bald Mountain.”

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The Unheralded Imagination of Early DreamWorks Animation

By Meg Shields 

Remembering the genuine creative risks of DreamWorks’ early repertoire, and the heat death of traditional animation.

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‘Logan Noir’ and A Brief History of the Black-and-White Cut

By Meg Shields 

In praise of monochrome: why black-and-white remasters aren’t just a gimmick, and what they can teach us about visual storytelling.