Examples of Why NOT to Join a Sorority or Fraternityby Dave-36 | created - 28 Sep 2011 | updated - 28 Sep 2011 | Public
Whether you're hazing a Greek society or attending a Greek function or are friends with a Greek member, these movies will make you think twice about fraternities and sororities.
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1. Sorority House Massacre (1986)
R | 74 min | Horror
College student Beth and her sorority sisters are stalked by an escaped psychopathic killer who shares a strange telepathic link with her.
Memorial Day Weekend at the Theta House will be quite memorable indeed (for those who survive) when a mental patient escapes and shows up at the house wielding a hunting knife.
2. Killer Party (1986)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Horror
In order to join a sorority, three friends go to a hazing party in an old house where a sadistic bloodthirsty demonic spirit is lying in wait.
Votes: 1,291 | Gross: $0.68M
Jennifer, Phoebe & Vivia are pledging the hottest sorority on campus. When their pledgemistress decides to hold an April Fool's Day masquerade party in an abandoned fraternity house, the revellers are soon being sliced, dismembered and hammered, for starters.
3. The Initiation (1984)
R | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
While trying to understand a frightening reoccurring nightmare, a pledge is coaxed into breaking into her father's department store by her sorority sisters, where a deranged killer targets the girls and their boyfriends.
A sorority initiation in a multi-level shopping mall at night sounds like fun for troubled Kelly and her gal pals, but a maniac is lurking in the shadows and making mincemeat out of the co-eds.
R | 80 min | Comedy, Horror
As part of a sorority ritual, pledges and their male companions steal a trophy from a bowling alley; unbeknownst to them, it contains a devilish imp who makes their lives a living Hell.
Lisa & Taffy must break into a shopping mall bowling alley and steal a trophy in order to get into Babs' sorority. When a mischievous imp trapped in the trophy gets out, the girls and a handful of nerds soon find that the little guy has no intention of letting them out alive.
5. Hell Night (1981)
R | 101 min | Horror, Thriller
Four college pledges are forced to spend the night in a deserted old mansion, where they are stalked by the monstrous survivor of a family massacre years earlier.
Marti, Jeff, Seth & Denise must spend the night in Garth Manor, where years ago, a freakish family was massacred by the father, who then committed suicide. However, as the pledges and the pranksters of Alpha Sigma Rho soon discover, a deformed gork who somehow survived the massacre is still roaming the grounds, and he doesn't take kindly to trespassers.
6. The Initiation of Sarah (1978 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 96 min | Horror, Thriller
A withdrawn young girl joins an unpopular sorority in college. It turns out she has psychic and telekinetic powers, and she uses them against a rival sorority.
Sarah pretty much is asking for it when she decides to join a sorority whose president is the lovely and evil Morgan Fairchild.
7. Night of the Creeps (1986)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Alien brain parasites, entering humans through the mouth, turn their host into a killing zombie. Some teenagers start to fight against them.
Votes: 16,384 | Gross: $0.59M
Frat guys and sorority girls all become prey for zombies and slithering parasites that overrun campus on the night of a big dance.
8. The House on Sorority Row (1983)
R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
After a seemingly innocent prank goes horribly wrong, a group of sorority sisters are stalked and murdered one by one in their sorority house while throwing a party to celebrate their graduation.
Votes: 5,030 | Gross: $1.29M
Seven sisters play a prank on their nasty old housemother, Mrs. Slater, which results in her death. The sisters hide the body and go about their graduation dance as planned - but whoever has witnessed their fatal prank is out for revenge, as the guilty girls end up on the business end of the housemother's sharp cane handle.
9. Frat House Massacre (2008)
Not Rated | 116 min | Horror, Thriller
Set in the late 70s, this gritty and twisted film taps the physical and mental underpinnings of the meaning of the word "brother" in a way reminiscent of the best of late 70s grindhouse and early 80s slashers.
The guys at this fraternity have some serious issues - aside from raping pretty students, they also take pleasure in stripping young men down, torturing them and killing them. Somebody, however, has had enough, and as the frat throws a disco dance, the sicko frat brothers are sliced, diced and torn in half.
10. One Dark Night (1982)
PG | 89 min | Horror
As part of an initiation into a club called the Sisters, a young girl must spend the night in a mausoleum.
*note - high-school clique. Plain Julie wants to become a member of The Sisters, the hottest club at school so badly, that she agrees to spend the night in the Hollywood Forever mausoleum. When Sisters Carol & Kitty show up to play pranks on her, the joke is on all of them when a recently entombed psychic vampire breaks out and unleashes a reign of terror, trapping the panicked girls in the building.
11. Heathers (1988)
R | 103 min | Comedy
In order to get out of the snobby clique that is destroying her good-girl reputation, an intelligent teen teams up with a dark sociopath in a plot to kill the cool kids.
Votes: 68,352 | Gross: $1.11M
*note - high-school clique. Veronica is the newest member of The Heathers, a group of ruthless juniors at Westerburg High. They rule the school and torment the nerds and fat girls. When a mysterious transfer student named J.D. hooks up with Veronica, he concocts a sinister plan to off the Heathers and make their deaths look like suicides.
12. Sorority Row (2009)
R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery
A group of sorority sisters try to cover up the death of their house-sister after a prank gone wrong, only to be stalked by a serial killer.
Votes: 25,508 | Gross: $11.96M
When a handful of girls play a joke on a philandering boyfriend, the prank backfires and one of the girls is accidentally killed. In a panic, they drop her body in a well and return to school, vowing to keep it a secret. A year later, as the sorority prepares for the big graduation bash, a murderer prepares to off the guilty sisters in grisly ways.
13. Black Christmas (1974)
R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
During their Christmas break, a group of sorority girls are stalked by a stranger.
Votes: 24,309 | Gross: $4.05M
What starts out as a quiet night on Christmas break at a sorority house turns to terror as the co-eds are harassed by threatening obscene phone calls, and then discover that a stalker is lurking somewhere in the house.
14. Black Christmas (2006)
R | 84 min | Horror
An escaped maniac returns to his childhood home on Christmas Eve, which is now a sorority house, and begins to murder the sorority sisters one by one.
Votes: 21,425 | Gross: $16.24M
A semi-remake of the 1974 film, with more horrific events at a sorority house over Christmas break. A group of sisters are stranded at the house thanks to a blizzard, and joining them is a psychopath with a penchant for plucking out eyeballs and using decapitated heads as Xmas tree ornaments.
15. Final Exam (1981)
R | 89 min | Horror
A psycho killer shows up on college campus to slash up pretty co-eds and dumb jocks.
A shadowy stranger is prowling the campus of Lanier College during final exam week. Bookworm Courtney gets the feeling that somebody is watching her, but nobody believes her, including her friend Janet (a sorority girl) and her boyfriend Gary (a frat pledge). Turns out she's right, but after a few jabs from a butcher knife, they're not around to help Courtney, and nobody left on campus is safe from this fiend.
16. The Brotherhood (2001 Video)
TV-MA | 85 min | Horror
The fraternity "Doma (House of) Tau Omega" has found a key to eternal youth without having to become blood-drinking vampires. Will they be able to recruit Chris, an innocent and perfect newcomer?
17. Silent Madness (1984)
R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller
After a computer glitch accidentally releases a homicidal maniac, his doctor and some hospital staff track a trail of bodies to the sorority house where the killer committed his earlier crimes.
18. Sorority Girl (1957)
61 min | Drama
A poor-little-rich-girl feels alienated by her mother and enacts a string of revenges on her fellow pupils at a girls' boarding school. However, she is outcast when one of her stunts nearly drives a girl to suicide.
19. Dreamaniac (1986)
Not Rated | 82 min | Horror
A heavy-metal musician makes a deal with a satanic succubus to make him successful with women, in return for the succubus being able to feed on the girls.
20. Nightmare Sisters (1988)
Unrated | 83 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Melody, Marci, and Mickey are three geeky college girls who can't get a date. One night, they invite some geeky college guys over and have a seance that results in the girls becoming ... See full summary »
21. Jawbreaker (1999)
R | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Three of the most popular girls at Reagan High accidentally kill the prom queen with a jawbreaker when a kidnapping goes horribly wrong.
Votes: 20,488 | Gross: $3.07M
*note - high school clique
22. Pledge Night (1990)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Horror
As a silly frat boy prank, Young Sid is boiled in a tub of acid. Years later he returns to wreak havoc on the new generation of brothers in his old fraternity.
23. Rush Week (1988)
Unrated | 96 min | Horror
When Toni Daniels, an ambitious student reporter, goes in search of an exciting story, she discovers the dark secrets of Tambers College. Three beautiful coeds have disappeared, leaving ... See full summary »
24. The Skulls (2000)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Luke McNamara, a college senior from a working class background joins a secret elitist college fraternity organization called "The Skulls", in hope of gaining acceptance into Harvard Law ... See full summary »
Votes: 28,297 | Gross: $35.01M
25. Tag: The Assassination Game (1982)
PG | 90 min | Action, Thriller
College assassination game turns deadly as someone starts playing for real.
*note - college campus game club
26. Terror Train (1980)
R | 97 min | Horror, Thriller
A masked killer targets six college kids responsible for a prank gone wrong three years earlier and who are currently throwing a large New Year's Eve costume party aboard a moving train.
27. Frightmare (1983)
R | 86 min | Comedy, Horror
Drama students decide to pay tribute to their favorite horror star by stealing his body from his crypt for a farewell party. They fail to realize their violation of the tomb has triggered ... See full summary »
*note - college horror film society
28. Dead Scared (2004)
R | 87 min | Comedy, Horror
A teacher unlocks an ancient evil and uses his newfound powers to kill off his students one by one.
*note - original title: The Hazing