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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‘The Shape of Water’ and How Falling in Love with Monsters Can Set You Free

By Meg Shields 

In praise of del Toro’s Gill-Man: Why fantasy is the political genre we need and deserve right now.

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Disaster Artists: Despotism, Directing, and the Troubled Production

By Meg Shields 

Lights! Madmen! Action!

Alfred Hitchcock and The Terrors of the Bathroom

By Meg Shields 

Call the plumber. It’s an emergency.

Paradise Found: 7 Apocalyptic Safe Havens That Didn’t Betray Us

By Meg Shields 

Here’s to the promised lands that make good on their promise.

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Mother Truckers: The Badass Big Rig Driving Women of Cinema

By Meg Shields 

In praise of the cinematic lady trucker: From Furiosa to Jill from ‘Brazil’, why badass women driving badass trucks are pioneers of your new favorite trope.

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The Hangout Film, the American Dream, and the Pursuit of Straight Chilling

By Meg Shields 

Why the joy of comfortable stasis is our national quest.

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The Monstrous Empathy of Lon Chaney

By Meg Shields 

Hereditary Horror: Lon Chaney, his son, and confronting the human grotesque.

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The Cynics’ Guide to Wedding Season: A Film Syllabus

By Meg Shields 

A cinematic guide to surviving wedding season. Here are 10 wedding films to satisfy (and prepare) the most cynical of viewers.

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5 Reasons Shudder Is The Dark Horse of Streaming Services

By Meg Shields 

Streaming and live-streams, and scares—oh my! Shudder sets itself apart, delivering the well-worn, obscure, and the latest in horror.