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The Initiation of Sarah (1978)

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A withdrawn young girl joins an unpopular sorority in college.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.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mrs. Erica Hunter
Paul Yates
Jennifer Lawrence
Patty Goodwin
Scott Rafferty
Alberta 'Mouse'
Elizabeth Stack ...
Laura O'Neil
Deborah Ryan ...
Bobbie Adams
Nora Heflin ...
Jennifer Gay ...
Kathy Anderson
Regina Wilson


A withdrawn young girl joins an unpopular sorority in college.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.

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Horror | Thriller


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6 February 1978 (USA)  »

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A Iniciação de Sarah  »

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When Sarah comes down the stairs to go to for the birthday party for Paul Yates, her hair seems suddenly much longer than it was moments before. See more »


Referenced in Superstar (1999) See more »

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A very good supernatural flick
17 March 1999 | by (Muriaé, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Here we have kind of a 'Carrie-look-alike' film, but I'd say a little bit moralist. Sarah (Kay Lenz), a weird girl (yes, she does have telekinetic powers) scorned by snobbish dull colleagues is admitted in a strange sorority where she is manipulated by the evil house mother Mrs. Hunter (Shelley Winters). On the other hand, her beautiful and ingenuous sister Patty (Morgan Brittany) joins a renowned sorority where she is forced to cast Sarah away by no less manipulative Jennifer Lawrence (Morgan Fairchild). The entire film has a 'gloomy aura', it's a somewhat sad story which could never have happened if it wasn't for the juicy 70's!... The TV production is poor, nevertheless it doesn't matter once this is a very enjoyable flick.

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