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The Initiation ()


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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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Frances Fairchild
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Dwight Fairchild
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Kelly Fairchild
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Peter
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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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Nightwatchman
Christi Michelle Allen ...
Kelly - 9 Years Old
Cheryl Foster ...
Sorority Girl
Diane Page ...
Sorority Girl
Traci Odom ...
Sorority Girl
Melissa Toomin ...
Sorority Girl
Jennifer Suttles ...
Sorority Girl
Dan Dickerson ...
Detective
Ronald M. Hubner ...
Motorcycle Cop
Jerry L. Clark ...
Orderly
Kathy Lee Kennedy ...
Nurse
Lance Funston ...
Student
Andrea Vaccarello ...
Student

Directed by

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Larry Stewart
Peter Crane ... (uncredited)

Written by

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Charles Pratt Jr. ... (written by)

Produced by

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Jock Gaynor ... executive producer
Bruce Lansbury ... executive producer
Scott Winant ... producer

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Gabriel Black
Lance Ong

Cinematography by

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George Tirl ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Ronald LaVine

Editorial Department

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Karin Lavine ... assistant editor (as Karin LaVine)

Casting By

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Anita Dann

Set Decoration by

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Ellen Freund

Makeup Department

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Michael J. Randall ... hair stylist
Carla Rulien ... makeup artist (as Carla Palmer Rulien)

Production Management

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John M. Colwell ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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John M. Colwell ... first assistant director
Ned Dowd ... second assistant director
Terri Martin ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Lynn Covey ... assistant sets / props
Brian Cowden ... assistant sets / props
Ellen Freund ... prop master
Jeffrey Scholten ... assistant sets / props

Sound Department

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Wayne Bell ... boom operator
David Dockendorf ... re-recording mixer
Harlan Robert Espeset ... cable person
Anthony Ippolito ... sound effects editor
Don MacDougall ... re-recording mixer (as Donald MacDougall)
John Pritchett ... sound mixer
Richard Tyler ... re-recording mixer

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Jack 'Deuce' Bennett II ... assistant special effects (as Jack Bennett II)
Jack Bennett ... special effects

Stunts

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Gregg Brazzel ... stunt player
Randy Fife ... stunt coordinator (as Randy 'Fife') / stunt player (as Randy 'Fife')
Billie Jean Gaither ... stunt player
Russell Towery ... stunt player (as Russel Towery)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Robert Dowdell ... still photographer
Robert Dracup ... gaffer
Michael Dunson ... grip
Chris Espeset ... key grip
Robert Guerrero ... second assistant camera
Mike Halbert ... grip
Thomas Hayward Jr. ... electrician
Daniel Keesey ... dolly grip
Bill Schwarz ... best boy
Henry Tirl ... first assistant camera / steadicam assistant (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Lee Clark ... casting: Texas
Karen Vice ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Hilary Courage ... assistant wardrobe
Robin Cumby ... wardrobe: Vera Miles, Nouvelle Collections
Shirley Hall Phillips ... wardrobe

Location Management

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Wade Duncan ... location manager

Music Department

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Gabriel Black ... music performer
Douglas M. Lackey ... music editor (as Douglas Lackey)
Lance Ong ... music performer

Script and Continuity Department

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Anne Rapp ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Robert L. Davis ... driver (as Bob Davis)
Daniel T. Dickerson ... driver captain (as Dan Dickerson)
Wayne French ... driver
Jerry Jackson ... driver
David McAree ... driver
Billy Milliken ... driver

Other crew

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Leo Angelos ... presenter
Samai Brown ... production coordinator
Carey Charles ... consultant: psychology (as Dr. Carey Charles)
Kathy Jo Clark ... production secretary
Ann Colvin ... assistant to producer
Terry Cullender ... production assistant
Joel Dreyer ... consultant: psychology (as Joel Dreyer M.D.)
Gregory Hinton ... production consultant
Mary H. Lansbury ... assistant to executive producer
Terri Martin ... production assistant
Joseph Monzio ... presenter
Kimberley Scripps ... production assistant
A.Z. Smith ... production auditor
J. Grey Smith ... production assistant
Sandy Smith ... production auditor
Tom Vance ... presenter
Michael Barefoot ... lead medic (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines . . the night new blood is pledged. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Voeux sanglants (France)
  • La iniciación (Spain)
  • Blutweihe (West Germany)
  • Иницијација (Serbia)
  • Iniciação (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 97 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia The first feature starring role for Daphne Zuniga. 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006). See more »
Soundtracks Not Me See more »
Quotes Peter: I suggest you take two aspirin and go right to bed.
Alison: With whom?
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