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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10 Movies Secretly Based on Famous Works of Literature

By Meg Shields 

From the many reworkings of Shakespeare to inspirations for Kubrick and Paul Thomas Anderson films.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre Iconic

Hot and Slaughtered: A Guide to Summer Horror Movies

By Meg Shields 

Oh, those summer (fright) nights.

Cinema Paradiso Movie Theater

Independent Movie Theaters Can Survive the Rise of Streaming

By Meg Shields 

Independent cinemas aren’t doomed. The resurgence of the indie bookstore can help us understand why.   

The Lodger Film

From Hell, with Love: A Cinematic History of Jack the Ripper

By Meg Shields 

Part man, part myth: Jack the Ripper has stalked his way through the annals of cinema.

Dunkirk Sea

Fetishizing Celluloid is Bad for Film Preservation

By Meg Shields 

The film versus digital debate desperately needs to change.

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Amazon’s ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’ Suggests That Sometimes, Less Is More.

By Meg Shields 

Forcing facts on a dream sequence, Amazon’s expanded adaptation of the Aussie classic feels at odds with its source material.

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The Worst Nuns of Cinema

By Meg Shields 

Bar nun, these sisters are the best of the worst.

Propaganda Films Red Rock West

The Infectious Cinephilia of ‘Red Rock West’

By Meg Shields 

For a film rich with twists and turns, Red Rock West’s journey to the big screen was fittingly circuitous.

Infinity War Thor

Getting a Grip on the ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Box Office Records

By Meg Shields 

A layman’s guide to the godawful amount of money ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is making.