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.
Tenet Train Tracks

Plot ≠ Story: What We Mean When We Say A Movie is “Just Vibes”

By Meg Shields 

Say it with me: plot is not the same thing as story!


12 Movies to Watch if You Like ‘Barbie’

By Meg Shields 

She’s everything. Including these twelve movies.

1999 Movies

Why Were There So Many Iconic Movies in 1999?

By Meg Shields 

Tonight I’m gonna [watch movies] like it’s 1999

Fire Within Fire Of Love

‘The Fire Within’ vs ‘Fire of Love’ and the Hunt for Adequate Images

By Meg Shields 

Two volcano movies from 2022 enter … one movie leaves (it’s the one directed by Werner Herzog).

Oppenheimer Black And White

Why You Should Care About Oppenheimer’s B&W IMAX Film Stock

By Meg Shields 

Nolan is going back to black (and white).

Horror Streaming June

All the Horror You Need to Stream in July 2023

By Meg Shields 

From summer classics to … early 20th Century classics, we’ve got horror recommendations for everyone!

Porco Rosso

‘Porco Rosso,’ PTSD, and Studio Ghibli’s Most Political Film

By Meg Shields 

Better an incredibly charming bachelor pig than a fascist.

Everything Everywhere All At Once Digital Headset

Filmmaking 101: What a DIT Does on a Movie Set

By Meg Shields 

DIT is what DIT is.

Wisconsin Death Trip

Curdled Nostalgia: Why You Should Watch ‘Wisconsin Death Trip’

By Meg Shields 

Ian Holm voice: “the mines began shutting down last June …”