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).
Reality Bites

Gen Z Deserves More Slacker Movies

By Meg Shields 

Here’s a video essay that makes a case for finding the Gen Z equivalent of Richard Linklater.

Godzilla And Mothra The Battle For Earth

How the ‘Mothra’ Trilogy Learned From Its Own Mistakes

By Meg Shields 

Butterfly in the skyyyyyyyyyy I can go twice as hiiiiiiiiiiigh.


Climate Fictions: How Movies Dream About the Future

By Meg Shields 

It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel like watching movies.

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All the Horror You Need to Stream in September 2022

By Meg Shields 

Fall is just around the corner — so get those ooky spooky watchlists ready!

Das Boot Flooding Submarine

In the Belly of the Beast: How They Shot ‘Das Boot’

By Meg Shields 

“Mildew is good for you. It’s the next best thing to fresh lettuce. Be thankful for what grows down here.”

After Blue Dirty Paradise

‘After Blue’ is the Hair-Raising Sci-Fi Acid Western of your Dreams

By Meg Shields 

Listen. This one isn’t going to be for everyone. But if you’re a freak who loves goop and Gucci rifles, you’d do well to visit ‘After Blue.’

Ringu Eye

Why the First Act of ‘Ringu’ Should Be Taught in Film Schools

By Meg Shields 

The “S” in “VHS” stands for slow-burn.

Videodrome Body Horror Themes

The Carnal Catharsis of Body Horror

By Meg Shields 

We all have bodies and they all do gross stuff. Here’s why that makes the body horror genre so cathartic to watch.

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What ‘Bergman Island’ Can Teach Us About Engaging With Legacy

By Meg Shields 

How do creative folks avoid being buried by the legacy of our forefathers?