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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.


Stuart Gillard


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


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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Sisters. Sororities. Sacrifices.


Horror | Thriller


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Did You Know?


The TV movie foreshadows Summer Glau starring as Cameron Phillips in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008). See more »


Sarah Goodwin: [to snobby rush girls] Apologize to my friend Veera.
Vita: Vita.
Sarah Goodwin: Whatever.
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Remake of The Initiation of Sarah (1978) See more »


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Should be put in movie theaters
31 October 2006 | by ArtTalentFairySee all my reviews

I gotta say, for an made for TV movie, the Initaition of Sarah is pretty good. With all the other "horror" and "scary" movie crap out there this should have be put in movie theaters. The special effects may not be all that great, but it's still got a nice plot and twist to it, and doesn't ruin a single bit of it. I especially appluade the actors' performances and I've become a bit of Mika Boorem (is that spelled right?) fan after seeing this. And true the movie may not be all that scary, but it adds a great feel to the whole Halloween theme. I've never seen the original film at all, but after seeing this I've been dying to!!!! The Initiation of Sarah is one of the greatest made-for-TV movies ever and should've been put on the big screen. ABC Family really delivered this time.

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22 October 2006 (USA) See more »

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