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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18 Comfort Food Films to Nurse Your 2017 Hangover

By Meg Shields 

New Year’s Eve has laid waste to your body and soul. Let film help.

Rewind Castlevania

Why 2017 Marks a New Chapter for Video Game Adaptations

By Meg Shields 

Netflix’s critically-lauded Castlevania heralds a new approach to adapting video games.


5 Reasons Why ‘Moonstruck’ is a Perfect Holiday Movie

By Meg Shields 

For your consideration: Cher, Nic Cage, and an operatic love story to warm your bones. 


The Origins of the Post-Credits Scene

By Meg Shields 

Post-Credits stingers have become a blockbuster staple. Where the heck did they come from?

Thor: Rangnarok

Why ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Proves There’s Hope for Marvel’s Forgettable Score Problem

By Meg Shields 

Thor: Ragnarok’s score is an 80s-tinged cosmic funk fest and Marvel should be taking notes.

The Good Place

How ‘The Good Place’ Made a Modern Hell of Technocracy

By Meg Shields 

Hell is other algorithms.


The Goofball’s Guide to Surviving a Whodunit

By Meg Shields 

5 farcical ensemble whodunits that take the piss out of Murder On the Orient Express.

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13 Essential Horror Anthologies

By Meg Shields 

Time to cram some high-density spooks into your Halloween queue.

Satanic Panic Syllabus

The Satanic Panic: A Cinematic Syllabus

By Meg Shields 

Your essential guide to giving Lucifer a film history high five before Halloween.