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The Initiation of Sarah (2006)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | TV Movie 22 October 2006
A college student uses her supernatural powers against a rival sorority house. A remake of the 1978 TV movie.

Director:

Stuart Gillard

Writers:

Dan Berendsen (teleplay), Tom Holland (story) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mika Boorem ... Sarah Goodwin
Summer Glau ... Lindsey Goodwin
JoAnna Garcia Swisher ... Corinne (as JoAnna Garcia)
Tessa Thompson ... Esme
Ben Ziff ... Finn
Morgan Fairchild ... Trina Goodwin
Jennifer Tilly ... Dr. Eugenia Hunter
Amber Brooke ... Vita (as Amber Brooke Wallace)
Damon Lipari ... Damien
Caitlin Wehrle ... Alpha Nu #2
Jessica Luza ... Girl #1
Caroline Jahna Caroline Jahna ... Girl #2
Greer Howard ... Young Woman
Abigail Leigh Abigail Leigh ... Attendant
Raylee Magill Raylee Magill ... P.E.D. #1 (as Rachael Magill)
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Storyline

When Sarah, a girl with magic powers, and her normal twin sister Lindsey are invited to join both Alpha Nu Gamma and Pi Epsilon Delta, they discover that the two sororities aren't just rivals, they're bitter enemies. Suddenly, Sarah and Lindsey are initiated into an ancient battle between good and evil that threatens to drive the sisters apart and force one of them to make the ultimate sacrifice. Can Sarah learn to master her magic in time to defeat the resident evil on campus? Who can she trust and who will commit an unforgivable act of betrayal? The magic starts flying and anything can happen. When these supernatural forces collide, they'll give new meaning to hell week. Written by Alex

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Taglines:

Sisters. Sororities. Sacrifices.

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Summer Glau was born 3 years after the release of The Initation of Sarah (1978) which the TV movie is a remake. See more »

Quotes

Finn: Ok, now feeling really immasculineated by the whole chair thing.
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Connections

References Born Innocent (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Slacker
Written by Amber Brooke, Daniel Platzman, Brian Duffy, Nathan Breazeale and Wes Creedle
Performed by The Amber Brooke Band
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Decent as Far as Television Films Go...
22 October 2006 | by drownnnsodaSee all my reviews

"The Initiation of Sarah", a remake of the 1978 television film, is also a TV-movie that aired on ABC Family's "13 Nights of Halloween" special. The film is about two sisters, Sarah and Lindsay, who are off to college. Turns out, unfortunately, that the sorority that Lindsay plans on attending is run by a coven of evil witches who practice in the occult, and they have been rivals with Sarah's sorority for generations. As Lindsay's behavior becomes increasingly strange, Sarah begins to worry about her sister's well being. But these sorority witches will have to make some sacrifices to initiate Lindsay into their sorority, and Sarah plays a large part in their dark ceremony. Now it's up to Sarah to save both herself and her sister from the sorority sisters before they both become victims.

This is a made-for-television movie, so I wasn't expecting a whole lot from this film, but I was pleasantly surprised by the film's overall quality. The story is pretty interesting and well written, I have never seen the original television film so I can't compare the two, but as far as I'm concerned the plot was fairly well constructed. It's a little corny at times, but I was expecting that so it wasn't too big of a deal. The acting was pretty well done, extremely good for a TV movie. Mika Boorem is the leading lady playing Sarah, and she does quite well. Morgan Fairchild plays Sarah's mother (or whom she believes is her mother, who is actually an evil witch herself), which was rather interesting because she also had a role in the original film. And Jennifer Tilly (who played in "Bride of Chucky") plays her role also very well, as usual. There were a few really neat moments and sequences throughout it, and the special effects were decent enough, but nothing spectacular.

Overall, "The Initiation of Sarah" is an enjoyable, fun little horror movie. It's not really "scary" by any means and those who are immune to the horror genre won't find anything remotely startling, but it serves well as a good little movie to enjoy during the Halloween season. While "The Initiation of Sarah" is no masterpiece, you have to admit, it's pretty good for TV-movie. 7/10.


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Official Sites:

ABC Family [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 2006 (USA) See more »

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16 : 9
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