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.
B Movie Monsters The Giant Behemoth

An Ode to B-Level B-Movie Monsters

By Meg Shields 

Look, we can’t all be Frankenstein and maybe that’s okay.

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.