Valerie Ettenhofer

Valerie Ettenhofer is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer, TV-lover, and mac and cheese enthusiast. As a Senior Contributor at Film School Rejects, she covers television through regular reviews and her recurring column, Episodes. She is also a voting member of the Critics Choice Association's television and documentary branches. Twitter: @aandeandval (She/her)
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10 Greatest Horror Movie Needle Drops

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Nothing sets the mood — even if it’s a scary one — like the perfect song choice.

Spooky Forest

10 Freakiest Horror Movie Forests

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

You never know what you might find in the woods.

Coming Of Age Horror

10 Best Coming of Age Horror Movies

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Coming-of-age horror movies find an entertaining way to say what we’re all thinking: growing up can be hellish.

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We’re So Lucky to Exist at the Same Time as ‘The Good Place’

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

The NBC series is poised to bow out on a high note with a zany and creative final season.

Barry Anthony Carrigan

20 TV Episodes To Watch Before the 2019 Emmys

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Binge! Binge like your life and Emmy prediction bragging rights depend on it!

Tigers Are Not Afraid

Director Issa López on the Horror and Hope of ‘Tigers Are Not Afraid’

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

The filmmaker talks about embracing genre film and the making of her highly anticipated horror film.

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The Deadly Patriarchy of ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’: “Helpless”

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

A disturbing ritual, a brutal villain, and some harsh realities make “Helpless” one of the series’ most frightening episodes.

Scary Stories Red Spot

12 ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ That Still Disturb Us As Adults

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Let’s take a deep dive into the scariest children’s book series of all time.

The Wide-Eyed Fan Love of ‘Almost Famous’

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Cameron Crowe’s semi-autobiographical film is a love letter to the starry-eyed among us.