Meg Shields

Meg has been writing professionally about all things film-related since 2016. She is a Senior Contributor at Film School Rejects as well as a Curator for One Perfect Shot. She has attended international film festivals such as TIFF, Hot Docs, and the Nitrate Picture Show as a member of the press. In her day job as an archivist and records manager, she regularly works with physical media and is committed to ensuring ongoing physical media accessibility in the digital age. You can find more of Meg's work at Cinema Scope, Dead Central, and Nonfics. She has also appeared on a number of film-related podcasts, including All the President's Minutes, Zodiac: Chronicle, Cannes I Kick It?, and Junk Filter. Her work has been shared on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour, Business Insider, and CherryPicks. Meg has a B.A. from the University of King's College and a Master of Information degree from the University of Toronto.
The Town That Dreaded Sundown

Local Acts of Terror: The Legacy of ‘The Town That Dreaded Sundown’

By Meg Shields 

Bone up on your proto-slasher history. Here’s the forgotten legacy of ‘The Town that Dreaded Sundown.’

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An Oral History of the Time Ridley Scott Burned Down Pinewood Studios

By Meg Shields 

During the shooting of Ridley Scott’s ‘Legend,’ the famous “James Bond Set” at Pinewood Studios caught fire.

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Re-Imagining ‘The Thing’ as a Big-Band Musical

By Meg Shields 

Sure the Thing can absorb other life forms but did you know it can also carry a tune?

Man Who Fell To Earth

The Soundtrack That Fell to Earth

By Meg Shields 

Here’s the story of why Nicolas Roeg decided not to use David Bowie’s proposed soundtrack for ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’.

The Howling

Horrifying and Humorous: The Early Films of Joe Dante

By Meg Shields 

From ‘Movie Orgy’ to ‘Twilight Zone: The Movie.’

High Heels Pedro Almodovar Sound Design

The Sumptuous Sound Design of Pedro Almodóvar

By Meg Shields 

Here’s a look at how Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar uses sound design to construct vibrant, tactile worlds.

Canadian Horror

10 Best Canadian Horror Movies

By Meg Shields 

Crack a beer and lean back in your Adirondack: here’s the best of the best when it comes to Canadian horror.

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How Steven Spielberg Dramatizes the Dinner Table

By Meg Shields 

Here’s a look at all the humble, but essential, scenes in the films of Steven Spielberg that center around the dinner table.

Dont Look Now Horror Streaming In October

All the Horror You Need to Stream in October 2020

By Meg Shields 

This month, we recommend horror classics by Corman, Roeg, and Barker along with the latest from Mike Flanagan.