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.
Scott Pilgrim

How Edgar Wright Foregrounds Sound

By Meg Shields 

*furious whip-pan noises*

Howl's Moving Castle

The Comfort Food Paradox of ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’

By Meg Shields 

A heart is a heavy burden. Here’s how, in spite of its grimness, Hayao Miyazaki’s film lightens the load.

Cinema Paradiso Projectionists

A Love Letter to On-Screen Projectionists

By Meg Shields 

DO pay attention to that man behind the curtain!

Train To Busan

‘Train to Busan’ is a Case Study in Meaningful Character Death

By Meg Shields 

All aboard! Watch a video essay that shows why Yeon Sang-ho’s film is better than most in the zombie subgenre.

Peter Jackson's Bad Taste

Gumption and Gore: How Peter Jackson Made ‘Bad Taste’

By Meg Shields 

“Peter Jackson make another horror film” challenge.

Mandy score Church

Why the Language of ‘Mandy’ is Sound

By Meg Shields 

You’re a special one, ‘Mandy.’

Bronson film Clown

How ‘Bronson’ Subverts the Prison Film

By Meg Shields 

Watch a video essay by Jessica McGoff about both Nicolas Winding Refn and Tom Hardy’s breakout film.

sound of Jackie Portman Concert

The Sound of Trauma: The Aural Storytelling of ‘Jackie’

By Meg Shields 

How does sound affect how we understand a character? For Pablo Larraín’s film it’s more than just an accent.

horror streaming in september 2020 Tucker And Dale

All the New Horror Streaming in September 2020, and What’s Leaving

By Meg Shields 

Here’s our monthly rundown of all the horror flicks dropping and departing from your favorite streaming services in September 2020.