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).
Horrorscope April

Stuck at Home? Here’s All the Horror New to Streaming in April 2020

By Meg Shields 

This month’s Horrorscope includes the homebound horror classic ‘Misery’ plus a bunch of other streaming recommendations for horror lovers.

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The Coolest Effect in ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ Was a Bloody Accident

By Meg Shields 

There are happy accidents. And then there’s the time Wes Craven lost control of a rotating room full of blood.

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Shudder’s ‘Cursed Films’ is a Blessed Reminder of How Stories Can Help us Cope

By Meg Shields 

Shudder’s polished new docuseries urges horror fans to consider “cursed films” as more than just trivia.

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An Overpass, a Helicopter, and the Riskiest Stunt in ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’

By Meg Shields 

Or, as James Cameron puts it in the commentary: “See this helicopter going under a freeway overpass? That’s a helicopter going under a freeway overpass.”

Cats

It Is Time to Release The Butthole Cut of ‘Cats’

By Meg Shields 

The #ButtholeCut is a good place to start, but we have many more ideas of what untold horrors other ‘Cats’ cuts could have in store.

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‘Castlevania’ and Why the Binge Model is Perfect for Video Game Adaptations

By Meg Shields 

The third season of Netflix’s ‘Castlevania’ delivers the gory, gothic goods, and it’s got us wondering: is streaming uniquely suited for adapting video games?

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The Granddaddy of Body Horror was a German Expressionist Film

By Meg Shields 

This month’s Horrorscope includes German Expressionist classic ‘The Hands of Orlac’ and a bunch of other streaming recommendations for horror lovers.

From Russia With Love

From Scotland With Force: Reflections On Connery‘s Bond Era

By Anna Swanson, and Meg Shields 

In anticipation of ‘No Time To Die,’ we reflect on Sean Connery’s years as James Bond, how he shaped the character into a cultural icon, and what to make of the films that haven’t aged as well.

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Unmasking the Death’s Head Reveal of ‘The Phantom of the Opera’

By Meg Shields 

Actor and makeup artist Lon Chaney Sr. crafted one of the most famous moments of the silent era. Here’s how he did it.