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The Initiation of Sarah (1978)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | TV Movie 6 February 1978
A withdrawn young girl joins an unpopular sorority in college.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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Robert Day

Writers:

Don Ingalls (teleplay), Carol Saraceno (teleplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kay Lenz ... Sarah Goodwin
Shelley Winters ... Mrs. Erica Hunter
Tony Bill ... Paul Yates
Kathryn Grant ... Mrs. Goodwin
Morgan Fairchild ... Jennifer Lawrence
Morgan Brittany ... Patty Goodwin
Robert Hays ... Scott Rafferty
Tisa Farrow ... Alberta 'Mouse'
Elizabeth Stack ... Laura O'Neil
Deborah Ryan ... Bobbie Adams
Nora Heflin Nora Heflin ... Barbara
Talia Balsam ... Allison
Michael Talbott ... Freddie
Jennifer Gay Jennifer Gay ... Kathy Anderson
Susan Duvall ... Regina Wilson
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Storyline

A withdrawn young girl joins an unpopular sorority in college.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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An innocent coed, a secret sorority, its bizarre rights of womanhood... Suddenly, a quiet college campus is plunged into an endless night of terror! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Initiation of Sarah See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Body count: 2 See more »

Goofs

Its never explained whether or not if Jennifer survived the spell cast on her, by Sarah, turning her into a old wrinkled woman. See more »

Quotes

Jennifer Lawrence: I'll tell you what, Patty, why don't you come on over and meet some of the other actives.
[Reluctantly turning to Sarah]
Jennifer Lawrence: Uh, Kathy, why don't you take Sarah on over to the refreshment table.
[to Patty]
Jennifer Lawrence: I know you're going to love some of our girls.
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Sure it's a "Carrie" clone but not bad
24 February 2009 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

Shy withdrawn Sarah (Kay Lenz) and her sister start college. Her sister is outgoing and popular and gets into a popular sorority. Sarah gets into an unpopular one with creepy head Erica Hunter (Shelley Winters). Evil Jennifer Lawrence (Moragn Fairchild) hates Sarah and starts to torment her and her friends. Then Sarah realizes she has telekinetic powers and uses them for revenge.

The story is familiar, the special effects cheesy, the acting just OK (save Winters who REALLY chews the scenery) but this is an enjoyable made for TV movie. It's not as violent or sexist as "Carrie" so you can just sit back and enjoy it. This was a very popular hit when it first played on TV and was replayed again and again. It was even remade in 2006. Recommended--if you can find it.


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