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.
Blonde Cameras

A Beginner’s Guide to Shutter Angle

By Meg Shields 

It’s a matter of degrees.

Horror Streaming May 2023

All the Horror You Need to Stream in May 2023

By Meg Shields 

Because you can’t spell murderous mayhem without “May!”

The Last Of Us Ellie

Why 21st Century Apocalypse Fiction Hits Different

By Meg Shields 

It’s the end of the world as we know it and survival isn’t enough.

Darius Khonji Cinematography

A Beginner’s Guide to the Cinematography of Darius Khondji

By Meg Shields 

When the likes of David Fincher, James Gray, and Bong Joon Ho want to work with you … you’re doing something right.

Tár Time Theme

Time is the Thing: Authority, Control, and the Key Theme of ‘TÁR’

By Meg Shields 

The past has a way of catching up with everyone. Even Lydia Tár.

House Of Corpses

23 Things We Learned from Rob Zombie’s ‘House of 1000 Corpses’ Commentary

By Meg Shields 

“House of 1000 Problems.”

Lethal Weapon D

4 (Technical) Reasons 3D Movies Aren’t Immersive

By Meg Shields 

If you’re not feeling especially “sucked in” to 3D movies, don’t worry you’re not alone.

Mandy Trip Sequence

Bad Trip, Good Scene: The Anatomy of a Great Movie Drug Trip Sequence

By Meg Shields 

Grab your water and your trip babysitter, lads, we’re going under!

David Lynch The Fablemans

A Fast and Furious History of Director Cameos

By Meg Shields 

Actor-directors … director-actors … what’s the difference?