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.
Horror Scores

10 Best Original Horror Scores

By Meg Shields 

When it comes to original horror scores, we’re all ears. Here’s our definitive top ten ranking of the best OSTs in horror cinema.

Dario Argento Opera Crow Scene

For the Birds: How They Filmed the Crow Scenes for Dario Argento’s ‘Opera’

By Meg Shields 

What’s a night at the opera without a murder…of crows?

Coraline Ancient Storytelling

The Ancient Storytelling Rhythms of ‘Coraline’

By Meg Shields 

There’s a reason ‘Coraline’ gets under your skin (and your eyeballs).

Mad Men ending first and Final Shots

The Power of Bookends: The First and Final Frames of Popular TV Series

By Meg Shields 

Good bookends really tie a series together.

Matt Damon cameos Eurotrip

Matt Damon: King of the Cameo

By Meg Shields 

Matt Damon treats cameos like an Olympic sport and frankly, we’re impressed.

Denis Villeneuve Blade Runner Shallow Focus

How Denis Villeneuve Uses Shallow Focus To Make Us Squirm

By Meg Shields 

What’s that in the background? Ah yes, mounting dread.

The Beyond cosmic horror

Gazing into ‘The Beyond’: Lucio Fulci’s Cosmic Horror Masterpiece

By Meg Shields 

One director stands above the rest when it comes to embracing the horror of the unknown.

Himbos of Horror

10 Hunkiest Himbos of Horror

By Meg Shields 

Horror is full of beautiful dumbasses.

Silence Of The Lambs Clarice

Why Clarice Starling is Such a Compelling Thriller Character

By Meg Shields 

The ‘Silence of the Lambs’ character is one of the most complex characters ever put on screen.