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.
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Double Take: Is Rob Zombie’s ‘Halloween II’ Secretly a Masterpiece?

By Meg Shields, and Anna Swanson 

Rob Zombie’s ‘Halloween II’ is a masterpiece to some, and a piece of garbage to others. Let’s settle this with a re-appraisal.

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‘Creepshow’ Episode Four Review: A Ghoulish Opener with Sloppy Seconds

By Meg Shields 

With a solid first offering and one of the worst segments to date, Shudder’s ‘Creepshow’ still can’t seem to shake its mixed bag curse.

Eco Horror

10 Environmentally Eerie Eco-Horrors

By Meg Shields 

Because there’s nothing scarier than the way we’ve messed up the planet.

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10 Jolting Jump Scares That Don’t Feel Cheap

By Meg Shields 

Not all jump scares are created equal. We’ve sussed out ten of the best.

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10 Entertaining Horror Films with Awful Rotten Tomatoes Scores

By Meg Shields 

One genre dork’s trash is another genre dork’s treasure.

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‘Creepshow’ Episode Two Review: Shudder’s Re-Animated Series Shows Signs of Life

By Meg Shields 

Werewolves, and fingers, and a step up from the last episode, oh my!

French Horror

10 French Extremity Films For Beginners

By Meg Shields 

Hon, hon, hon, want to dabble in French Extremity? Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered.

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Double Take: Unpacking The Controversies of ‘Joker’ and ‘Jojo Rabbit’

By Anna Swanson, and Meg Shields 

Two films about radicalization made waves at TIFF, but what do these vastly different movies actually have to say about the subject?

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How ‘The Vigil’ Director Keith Thomas Made a Jewish Genre Film

By Meg Shields 

We spoke to ‘The Vigil’ writer-director Keith Thomas about his (un)Orthodox genre debut, his love of Skinny Puppy, and the delicate art of spider wrangling.