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)
Wednesday Netflix Review

Jenna Ortega Makes Teen Mystery ‘Wednesday’ Worth Watching

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Neither the Tim Burton treatment nor the Netflix treatment can fully redeem the teen mystery Wednesday, but a great lead performance almost does the trick.

Dead To Me Season Review

‘Dead To Me’ Ends With Its Best Season Yet

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Dead To Me is back for a surprising and emotional final season, and the series ends on a definite high note.

The Crown Season Diana

‘The Crown’ Has Finally Lost Some Luster in Season 5

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Scripts that lack subtlety and a focus on all the wrong characters make this the weakest season in the series’ often fantastic run.

The White Lotus Season Review

‘The White Lotus’ Makes a Welcome Return With an A Dynamic New Cast

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

The White Lotus season two introduces a whole new cast of characters for a compelling, if not quite bitingly satirical, trip to Sicily.

Guillermo Del Toro Cabinet Of Curiosities Review

Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ is a Well-Curated, Wide-Ranging Horror Anthology

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Netflix’s latest anthology features Guillermo del Toro presenting eight horror stories from genre filmmakers. It’s ambitious, creative, and at times delightfully creepy.

Dinner Party Horror Scenes

Dig Into the 10 Best Dinner Party Horror Scenes

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

What are you waiting for? Grab a steaming plate of horror and tuck in!

Horror Films Directors Only Once

10 Best Horror Films From Directors Who Aren’t Known For the Genre

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

It’s always special to witness a director trying out horror for the first time — especially if it turns out to be the only time.

The Watcher Review Netflix

The New Ryan Murphy Series ‘The Watcher’ Is Campy and Bizarre

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

This (barely) based-on-a-true-story psychological thriller is ridiculous and funny, but never as scary or thoughtful as it means to be.

Best Horror Movies Based On Books

10 Best Horror Movies That Are Based on Books

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

From page to screen, here are ten of the best horror adaptations of all time.