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The Initiation (1984)

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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Frances Fairchild
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Dwight Fairchild
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Kelly Fairchild
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Marcia
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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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Storyline

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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7 December 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Iniciação  »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Peter: Mother, father, mirrors...
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Connections

Referenced in Scream (1996) See more »

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Texas Flash
Written by Michael Peter Kopcha and Michael James Kopcha
Performed by Michael Peter Kopcha
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29 October 2001 | by (williamsport, PA) – See all my reviews

Allright so "The Initiation" isn't on the same level as "Carrie", "The Stepford Wives" or "Rosemary's Baby" but it is very good compared to other sorrority girl movies like "Blood Sisters." The Initiation is fun, fast paced, and has a great cast including Vera Miles (PSYCHO), Clu Gulager(A Nightmare on Elm Street 2) and Daphne Zuniga(Melrose Place) Not oscarworthy but deffinetly allright


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