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.
List Better Movie Sequels

25 Movie Sequels That Are Better Than The Original

By Meg Shields 

New, improved: not every follow-up has to suck.

List Cinematic Cults

10 Cinematic Cults That We Would Consider Joining

By Meg Shields 

From venerated car engines to pagan mosh pits, some cinematic cults seem like a total blast.

Graduate Ending

The Romantic Comedy Ideology

By Meg Shields 

The road to romance is paved with disposable fiancés.

The Iron Giant

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.