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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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The first feature starring role for Daphne Zuniga. See more »

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During the beginning of the initiation ritual, the girls' chanting does not match their lip movements, and many of the actresses are clearly not speaking at all. See more »

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a fun slasher film with a little class
5 August 2005 | by (Brentwood, USA) – See all my reviews

Sorority girl Kelly Fairchild is troubled about some unanswered questions from her past. But that's the least of her worries now that she and her friends are pledging to a college sorority. The initiation involves the girls breaking into a shopping mall, but having a homicidal escaped murderer locked in with them wasn't part of the plan!

The Initiation is a slasher flick that delivers the "goods" for horror fans. Plus, there's some plot twists, a few veteran actors, and a higher-than-average budget to boot!

With a fairly solid cast, fiendishly good murder scenes, some tight suspense (especially in the climax), and a bit of style The Initiation is one of the stronger slasher films of its time. Along with Hell Night (1981) and House on Sorority Row (1983), Initiation also remains one of the more memorable college-themed splatter flicks of the 80's.

An entertaining treat for slasher fans.

*** out of ****


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