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)
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.

Let The Right One In Series

‘Let the Right One In’ Could’ve Just Stayed Dead

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

Showtime’s ten-episode series aims to recapture some of the horror and intrigue of this new classic story, but fails on most levels.

The Midnight Club Netflix

‘The Midnight Club’ is Heartfelt Coming-of-Age Horror With An Anthology Twist

By Valerie Ettenhofer 

The Haunting of Hill House creator Mike Flanagan and Bly Manor writer-producer Leah Fong return with another spooky saga set at a mysterious teen hospice facility.