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.
Horror Lists Food

10 Grossest Food Scenes in Horror

By Meg Shields 

Feeling peckish? We’ve rounded up the top ten most revolting food moments in horror to whet your appetite.

The Red Shoes cinematography

Why ‘The Red Shoes’ Looks So Damn Good

By Meg Shields 

Vibrant, lively: here’s why ‘The Red Shoes’ packs a visual punch all these years later.

The Town That Dreaded Sundown

Local Acts of Terror: The Legacy of ‘The Town That Dreaded Sundown’

By Meg Shields 

Bone up on your proto-slasher history. Here’s the forgotten legacy of ‘The Town that Dreaded Sundown.’

Legend Ridley Scott Pinewood Fire Darkness

An Oral History of the Time Ridley Scott Burned Down Pinewood Studios

By Meg Shields 

During the shooting of Ridley Scott’s ‘Legend,’ the famous “James Bond Set” at Pinewood Studios caught fire.

The Thing musical Dynamite

Re-Imagining ‘The Thing’ as a Big-Band Musical

By Meg Shields 

Sure the Thing can absorb other life forms but did you know it can also carry a tune?

Man Who Fell To Earth

The Soundtrack That Fell to Earth

By Meg Shields 

Here’s the story of why Nicolas Roeg decided not to use David Bowie’s proposed soundtrack for ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’.

The Howling

Horrifying and Humorous: The Early Films of Joe Dante

By Meg Shields 

From ‘Movie Orgy’ to ‘Twilight Zone: The Movie.’

High Heels Pedro Almodovar Sound Design

The Sumptuous Sound Design of Pedro Almodóvar

By Meg Shields 

Here’s a look at how Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar uses sound design to construct vibrant, tactile worlds.

Canadian Horror

10 Best Canadian Horror Movies

By Meg Shields 

Crack a beer and lean back in your Adirondack: here’s the best of the best when it comes to Canadian horror.