The Initiation

The Initiation

Directed by Larry Stewart

Sorority pledge, Kelly Fairchild (Daphne Zuniga in her feature film debut), is plagued by a recurring dream of a man burning to death inside her childhood home. Whilst grappling with what her nightmare means, Kelly must break into her father’s department store with her fellow pledges as part of her sorority’s initiation ritual. However, the girls are not alone, and soon find themselves the targets of a deranged killer. This underrated 80s college slasher combines inventive kills with and a suspenseful story that culminates in a shocking twist ending you won’t see coming. Contains violence and gore.

Sorority girl Kelly Fairchild is stalked on pledge night in this underrated college slasher.

Cast: Vera Miles, Clu Gulager

Member Reviews

I enjoyed this film, slightly cheesy and predictable in places but an overall interesting story. Good plot twist, decent characters. Worth a watch if you like fairly stereotypical 80s slashers.

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3 months ago

oooh there was almost something really interesting going on here. all that wes craven-esque dreams / childhood trauma schtick. written by a daytime tv / soap opera lifer and it shows (not meant in the negative). the usual stabbing as penis shenanigans aside the most terrifying thing in the movie is the security guards mustache...

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5 months ago

oooh there was almost something really interesting going on here. all that wes craven-esque dreams / childhood trauma schtick. written by a daytime tv / soap opera lifer and it shows (not meant in the negative). the usual stabbing / phallic shenanigans aside the most terrifying thing in the movie is the security guards mustache...

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5 months ago

oooh there was almost something really interesting going on here. all that wes craven-esque dreams / childhood trauma schtick. written by a daytime tv / soap opera lifer and it shows (not meant in the negative). the usual stabbing / phallic shenanigans aside the most terrifying thing in the movie is the security guards mustache...

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5 months ago

oooh there's almost something really interesting going on here. all that wes craven-esque dreaming / childhood trauma schtick. written by a daytime tv / soap opera lifer and it shows (not meant in the negative). the usual weird stabbing / phallic shenanigans aside the most terrifying thing in the whole movie is the security guards mustache.

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5 months ago