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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It’s The Perfect Time to Start “Sweding” Films Again

By Meg Shields 

2008’s ‘Be Kind Rewind’ kicked off a trend of hilariously homemade no-budget remakes of cinema classics. Now that we’re all trapped inside, what better time to revitalize the ‘sweded film’?


How to Make a Short Horror Film from the Comfort of Your Own Home

By Meg Shields 

‘Shazam!’ director David F. Sandberg is stuck in his house. So he made a short film about how terrifying houses can be.


The Enduring Power of Stop-Motion Animation

By Meg Shields 

An unemployed special effect struggles to find work in this bittersweet short film about going out-of-style in Hollywood.

Horrorscope April

Stuck at Home? Here’s All the Horror New to Streaming in April 2020

By Meg Shields 

This month’s Horrorscope includes the homebound horror classic ‘Misery’ plus a bunch of other streaming recommendations for horror lovers.

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The Coolest Effect in ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ Was a Bloody Accident

By Meg Shields 

There are happy accidents. And then there’s the time Wes Craven lost control of a rotating room full of blood.

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Shudder’s ‘Cursed Films’ is a Blessed Reminder of How Stories Can Help us Cope

By Meg Shields 

Shudder’s polished new docuseries urges horror fans to consider “cursed films” as more than just trivia.

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An Overpass, a Helicopter, and the Riskiest Stunt in ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’

By Meg Shields 

Or, as James Cameron puts it in the commentary: “See this helicopter going under a freeway overpass? That’s a helicopter going under a freeway overpass.”


It Is Time to Release The Butthole Cut of ‘Cats’

By Meg Shields 

The #ButtholeCut is a good place to start, but we have many more ideas of what untold horrors other ‘Cats’ cuts could have in store.


‘Castlevania’ and Why the Binge Model is Perfect for Video Game Adaptations

By Meg Shields 

The third season of Netflix’s ‘Castlevania’ delivers the gory, gothic goods, and it’s got us wondering: is streaming uniquely suited for adapting video games?