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The Initiation (1984)

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Kelly Fairchild has become a college student and a member of the Delta Ro Kai sorority. During all her life, she has suffered from a nightmare where a man is burning. She meets an assistant... See full summary »

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Frances Fairchild
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Dwight Fairchild
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Kelly (Terry)
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Peter
Marilyn Kagan ...
Marcia
Robert Dowdell ...
Jason Randall
Patti Heider ...
Nurse Higgins
Frances Peterson ...
Megan
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Alison (as Deborah Morehart)
Paula Knowles ...
Beth
Trey Stroud ...
Ralph
Peter Malof ...
Andy
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Chad
Joy Jones ...
Heidi
Mary Davis Duncan ...
Gwen
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Kelly Fairchild has become a college student and a member of the Delta Ro Kai sorority. During all her life, she has suffered from a nightmare where a man is burning. She meets an assistant professor who can help interpret the dream. The sorority's initiation ritual is a nighttime breaking-and-entering into her father's department store. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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They pledge themselves to be young, stay young...and die young. See more »


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December 1984 (USA)  »

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The location used for the mall was the Dallas International Market. The crew would shoot over night in the building after it closed at 7pm but would have to wrap up and be out by opening at 7am the next morning. So each night shoot at the location would have to be done in 12 hour increments. See more »

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Kelly's mother runs outside to give her husband his glasses. Just after she mentions him "forgetting his head if it wasn't attached" the scene cuts to the car driving away. On the left, there is a crew member standing with his arms crossed. See more »

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References Halloween (1978) See more »

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Great horror flick!
3 July 2000 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

This is one of those slasher films from the 80's that I love to watch. When it comes to good horror ideas, nothing gets better than a bunch of sorority girls being killed at a mall after midnight.

There are few things in this movie that are funny. It's mostly scary. And it has a nice twist at the ending. Rent it a your video store; if you can find it.


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