Examples of Why NOT to Join a Sorority or Fraternity

by 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

4.4
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College student Beth and her sorority sisters are stalked by an escaped psychopathic killer who shares a strange telepathic link with her.

Director: Carol Frank | Stars: Angela O'Neill, Wendy Martel, Pamela Ross, Nicole Rio

Votes: 1,946

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

4.7
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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.

Director: William Fruet | Stars: Martin Hewitt, Ralph Seymour, Elaine Wilkes, Paul Bartel

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

5.7
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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.

Directors: Larry Stewart, Peter Crane | Stars: Vera Miles, Clu Gulager, Daphne Zuniga, James Read

Votes: 1,919

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.

4. Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (1988)

R | 80 min | Comedy, Horror

4.6
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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.

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Andras Jones, Linnea Quigley, Robin Stille, Hal Havins

Votes: 2,107

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

5.8
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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.

Director: Tom DeSimone | Stars: Linda Blair, Vincent Van Patten, Peter Barton, Kevin Brophy

Votes: 4,521

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

6.0
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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.

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Kay Lenz, Shelley Winters, Tony Bill, Kathryn Grant

Votes: 556

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

6.8
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Alien brain parasites, entering humans through the mouth, turn their host into a killing zombie. Some teenagers start to fight against them.

Director: Fred Dekker | Stars: Jason Lively, Tom Atkins, Steve Marshall, Jill Whitlow

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

6.1
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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.

Director: Mark Rosman | Stars: Kate McNeil, Eileen Davidson, Janis Ward, Robin Meloy

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

5.4
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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.

Director: Alex Pucci | Stars: Rane Jameson, Chris Prangley, Jon Fleming, Niki Rubin

Votes: 184

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

5.8
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As part of an initiation into a club called the Sisters, a young girl must spend the night in a mausoleum.

Director: Tom McLoughlin | Stars: Meg Tilly, Melissa Newman, Robin Evans, Leslie Speights

Votes: 1,599

*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

7.3
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73 Metascore

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.

Director: Michael Lehmann | Stars: Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty, Lisanne Falk

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

5.1
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24 Metascore

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.

Director: Stewart Hendler | Stars: Briana Evigan, Rumer Willis, Carrie Fisher, Teri Andrez

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

7.2
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During their Christmas break, a group of sorority girls are stalked by a stranger.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, John Saxon

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

4.6
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22 Metascore

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.

Director: Glen Morgan | Stars: Michelle Trachtenberg, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Lacey Chabert, Katie Cassidy

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

4.8
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A psycho killer shows up on college campus to slash up pretty co-eds and dumb jocks.

Director: Jimmy Huston | Stars: Cecile Bagdadi, Joel S. Rice, Ralph Brown, DeAnna Robbins

Votes: 1,852

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

3.7
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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?

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Sam Page, Josh Hammond, Bradley Stryker, Elizabeth Bruderman

Votes: 1,056

17. Silent Madness (1984)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

5.2
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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.

Director: Simon Nuchtern | Stars: Belinda Montgomery, Viveca Lindfors, Solly Marx, Sydney Lassick

Votes: 391

18. Sorority Girl (1957)

61 min | Drama

5.4
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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.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Susan Cabot, Dick Miller, Barboura Morris, June Kenney

Votes: 204

19. Dreamaniac (1986)

Not Rated | 82 min | Horror

3.8
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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.

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Thomas Bern, Ashlyn Gere, Sylvia Summers, Lauren Peterson

Votes: 352

20. Nightmare Sisters (1988)

Unrated | 83 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

5.3
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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 »

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Linnea Quigley, Brinke Stevens, Michelle Bauer, Timothy Kauffman

Votes: 530

21. Jawbreaker (1999)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

5.5
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22 Metascore

Three of the most popular girls at Reagan High accidentally kill the prom queen with a jawbreaker when a kidnapping goes horribly wrong.

Director: Darren Stein | Stars: Rose McGowan, Rebecca Gayheart, Julie Benz, Judy Greer

Votes: 20,488 | Gross: $3.07M

*note - high school clique

22. Pledge Night (1990)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Horror

4.7
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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.

Director: Paul Ziller | Stars: Todd Eastland, Dennis Sullivan, Craig Derrick, David Neal Evans

Votes: 356

23. Rush Week (1988)

Unrated | 96 min | Horror

4.8
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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 »

Director: Bob Bralver | Stars: Pamela Ludwig, Dean Hamilton, Roy Thinnes, Donald Grant

Votes: 255

24. The Skulls (2000)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.6
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24 Metascore

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 »

Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Joshua Jackson, Paul Walker, Hill Harper, Leslie Bibb

Votes: 28,297 | Gross: $35.01M

25. Tag: The Assassination Game (1982)

PG | 90 min | Action, Thriller

6.0
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College assassination game turns deadly as someone starts playing for real.

Director: Nick Castle | Stars: Robert Carradine, Linda Hamilton, Kristine DeBell, Perry Lang

Votes: 684

*note - college campus game club

26. Terror Train (1980)

R | 97 min | Horror, Thriller

5.9
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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.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Ben Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Hart Bochner, David Copperfield

Votes: 7,453

27. Frightmare (1983)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Horror

4.3
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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 »

Director: Norman Thaddeus Vane | Stars: Ferdy Mayne, Luca Bercovici, Nita Talbot, Leon Askin

Votes: 656

*note - college horror film society

28. Dead Scared (2004)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Horror

5.6
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A teacher unlocks an ancient evil and uses his newfound powers to kill off his students one by one.

Director: Rolfe Kanefsky | Stars: Brad Dourif, Brooke Burke-Charvet, Nectar Rose, Philip Andrew

Votes: 1,571

*note - original title: The Hazing

29. Delta Delta Die! (2003 Video)

R | 83 min | Horror

4.5
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Every-so-often, boys disappear from the Delta House, a Sorority suspected to be based on cannibalism.

Director: Devin Hamilton | Stars: Julie Strain, Brinke Stevens, Joe Dain, Steve Malis

Votes: 330