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.
Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe

Publicity with Purpose: The Spectacle of ‘Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe’

By Meg Shields 

Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe depicts exactly that, but the short documentary is much more profound than its blunt title suggests.

Movies To Watch After Clue

8 Movies to Watch if You Like ‘Clue’

By Meg Shields 

If you’re a fan of this whodunnit ensemble comedy, you need to have these other films on your watchlist.

A Few Good Men Courtroom

How to Read the Climax of ‘A Few Good Men’ Like a Fight Scene

By Meg Shields 

We think we’re entitled, as it were, to this great screenplay analysis.

Parasite Basement

What Lies Beneath: The Metaphorical Power of the Basement

By Meg Shields 

If I were a character in a movie I simply would not go into the basement.

Angels Egg

Interpreting the Apocalyptic Dream of ‘Angel’s Egg’

By Meg Shields 

Mamoru Oshii’s underrated masterpiece ‘Angel’s Egg’ is difficult to understand. But that’s kind of the point.

Incredibles 2 Pixar animated clothing

How Pixar Animates Realistic-Looking Clothing

By Meg Shields 

This is like when you want to eat animated food but it’s clothing.

Back To The Future trademarks nike

When is it Fair Use to Show a Trademark in a Film or TV Show?

By Meg Shields 

Ever wondered what the deal is with films and TV shows using the logos and trademarks of known brands? Here’s how that all works.

Horror Streaming In December

All the Horror You Need to Stream in December 2020

By Meg Shields 

Shudder is adding a bunch of new giallo films this month so I guess you can say we’re in for a holly gialli Christmas!

Internet horror Pulse Kairo

The Identity Crisis of Internet Horror

By Meg Shields 

As if the infernal screech of dial-up wasn’t scary enough.