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).
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What a Boom Operator Does On a Movie Set

By Meg Shields 

Here comes the boom mic.

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Where Have All the Studio Comedies Gone?

By Meg Shields 

(To “Vista Del Mar,” it turns out.)

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‘Cowboy Bebop’, ‘Blade Runner’, and the Ouroboros of Influence

By Meg Shields 

A good deal of modern sci-fi owes a debt to ‘Blade Runner’ … some more than others.

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Chew on This: The Anatomy of the ‘Hills Have Eyes’ Franchise

By Meg Shields 

Is anyone else feeling … dusty?

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How They Made the Glowing Costumes in the Original ‘Tron’

By Meg Shields 

As Flynn says, on the other side of the screen, it all looks so easy.

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Rebirth and Resurrection in Christopher Nolan Films

By Meg Shields 

All we’re saying is that if you come back from the dead, it’s very important to shout “the prestige!”

Streaming Horror March 2022

All the Horror You Need to Stream in March 2022

By Meg Shields 

From creepy collections to spooky selections, here’s what’s new in the world of horror this month.

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In Praise of ‘Hair Wolf’: A Short Film About the Horrors of Appropriation

By Meg Shields 

I guess you could say this is a pretty … hairy … situation.

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Darryl F. Zanuck and the Rise and Assimilation of 20th Century Fox

By Meg Shields 

From CinemaScope to Murdoch to merging with the House of Mouse.