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.
Captain Kronos

Hammer Horror’s Under-Seen (Katana-Wielding) Masterpiece

By Meg Shields 

Plus all the horror content coming and going in the world of streaming this month.

Sex Education

Good News: ‘Sex Education: Season 2’ is a Banger

By Meg Shields 

Heartfelt and horned up, ‘Sex Education’ is back with a banging second season.

Daniel Isn't Real

‘Daniel Isn’t Real’ and the Difference Between Demon-izing and Demonizing Mental Health

By Meg Shields 

There’s a big difference between using mental illness as a shorthand for scares and bringing a literal demon to a psychological horror party.

Rewind Best Movie Trailers

The 25 Best Movie Trailers of 2019

By Meg Shields 

From the memorable to the meme-able, here are the trailers that piqued our interest in 2019.

Decade Title Sequences

The 25 Best Opening Credits Sequences of the Decade

By Meg Shields 

You only get one shot at a good first impression.

Decade Animal Performances

The 25 Best Animal Performances of the Decade

By Meg Shields 

W.C. Fields once said “never work with animals,” but that’s probably because he was afraid of them stealing the limelight.

Decade Genre Performances

The 25 Best Genre Performances of the Decade

By Meg Shields 

Genre film has always been flush with show-stealing performances. This past decade was no exception. 

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The 2019 Fall Festival Awards

By Meg Shields 

The fall festival circuit may be over… but awards season is just beginning.

Dana Gould In Skincrawlers

‘Creepshow’ Episode Six Review: A Fun Fad-Diet Fiasco and a Lakeside Dud

By Meg Shields 

The season finale of Shudder’s ‘Creepshow’ is another mixed bag in a reboot that boasts more duds than dunks.