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.
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.

Steven Spielberg Dinner Table Scenes Et

How Steven Spielberg Dramatizes the Dinner Table

By Meg Shields 

Here’s a look at all the humble, but essential, scenes in the films of Steven Spielberg that center around the dinner table.

Dont Look Now Horror Streaming In October

All the Horror You Need to Stream in October 2020

By Meg Shields 

This month, we recommend horror classics by Corman, Roeg, and Barker along with the latest from Mike Flanagan.

The Promise Thai Horror

The Weird and Wonderful World of Thai Horror

By Meg Shields 

Here’s an impassioned plea for why you should shake things up and check out the wonderful and terrifying world of Thai horror films.