5.4/10
1,562
11 user 7 critic

The Initiation of Sarah (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 »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

The Initiation of Sarah (TV Movie 1978)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A withdrawn young girl joins an unpopular sorority in college.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.

Director: Robert Day
Stars: Kay Lenz, Shelley Winters, Tony Bill
Love, Once and Always (TV Movie 2018)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When Lucy Windsor's (Amanda Schull) childhood sweetheart plans to demolish her great aunt's Gilded Age estate and replace it with a golf course, she fights to preserve it. As they set out ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Harmon
Stars: Amanda Schull, Peter Porte, Anna Van Hooft
Home by Spring (TV Movie 2018)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When an ambitious event planner gets an opportunity she can't refuse, she goes undercover as her boss and returns to her rural hometown. With the help of her family and the man she left ... See full summary »

Director: Dwight H. Little
Stars: Poppy Drayton, Steven R. McQueen, Mary-Margaret Humes
Love at First Dance (TV Movie 2018)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Dance instructor Hope falls in love with her latest student, Manhattan's former most eligible bachelor, Eric. The only problem is, he is about to be married to someone else in an extravagant society wedding.

Director: Mark Jean
Stars: Becca Tobin, Niall Matter, Cecilia Deacon
The Sweetest Heart (TV Movie 2018)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Maddie (Julie Gonzalo), who owns a cupcake business, gets help from an investment banker, but a potential new romance between them is complicated by the unexpected return of her first love, Nate.

Director: Steven R. Monroe
Stars: Julie Gonzalo, Chris McNally, Tammy Gillis
My Secret Valentine (TV Movie 2018)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young woman takes advice from the notes that are left by a mysterious "Handyman" when a sales rep arrives with plans to buy her family's winery.

Director: Bradley Walsh
Stars: Lacey Chabert, Andrew W. Walker, Peter MacNeill
Love on the Slopes (TV Movie 2018)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A less than daring aspiring travel writer tries out extreme sports in order to write a magazine article, with the help of an extreme sports photographer. As usual, love ensues.

Director: Paul Ziller
Stars: Katrina Bowden, Thomas Beaudoin, Elysia Rotaru
Very, Very, Valentine (TV Movie 2018)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When florist Helen, played by Danica McKellar, meets a dreamy mystery man, played by Damon Runyon, at a masquerade ball, she and her friend Henry (Cameron Mathison) set out to find him.

Director: Don McBrearty
Stars: Danica McKellar, Cameron Mathison, Damon Runyan
Once Upon a Prince (TV Movie 2018)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A prince visiting the U.S. falls for a commoner when he helps her. But his mother isn't pleased with the match and tries to prove that the American gal isn't suitable to be a royal bride.

Director: Alex Wright
Stars: Megan Park, Jonathan Keltz, Kayla Wallace
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Fitness instructor, Molly, and wedding photographer, Nick are about to get married, but life's complexities and wedding planning threaten to postpone their happily ever after.

Director: Alex Wright
Stars: Pascale Hutton, Kavan Smith, Leanne Lapp
The Sandman III (2017)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A little girl with formidable powers imagines into existence the Sandman, a terrible monster from her nightmares that brings harm to anyone who wants to hurt her.

Director: Peter Sullivan
Stars: Haylie Duff, Tobin Bell, Shaun Sipos
Frozen in Love (TV Movie 2018)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Bad boy hockey player Adam and struggling book-store owner Mary must work together to help rehabilitate each other's image. Their mutual animosity, and attraction, sees them struggle to achieve their goal.

Director: Scott Smith
Stars: Rachael Leigh Cook, Niall Matter, Sandy Sidhu
Edit

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 Wallace ... 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)
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Sisters. Sororities. Sacrifices.

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

ABC Family [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Iniciação de Sarah See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

ABC Family,MGM Television See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Quotes

[to Finn]
Sarah Goodwin: You really need to get those hormones under control.
See more »

Connections

References Born Innocent (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

So Small
Written by Amber Brooke Wallace and Richard Wallace
Performed by The Amber Brooke Band
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
sororities + witchcraft
19 September 2015 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Corinne (JoAnna Garcia) leads a ritual sacrifice but the girl turns out not to be 'The One'. Eighteen years later, twins Sarah (Mika Boorem) and Lindsey Goodwin (Summer Glau) are freshmen at Temple Hill University. Sarah has supernatural powers. Lindsey is desperate to be popular by joining the best sorority Alpha Nu Gamma. Corinne is the big sister and still looks exactly the same as 18 years ago. The secretive sorority Pi Epsilon Delta led by professor Eugenia Hunter (Jennifer Tilly) is in a timeless fight against Alpha Nu. Sarah befriends outcast Vita (Amber Wallace) while dorm RA Finn (Ben Ziff) falls for her.

The movie is trying to do a lot of things and ends up rather bland. It's definitely not scary especially on ABC Family. It has the looks of a TV movie. There is no tension as a thriller. The movie spills its various secrets in unexciting ways. It's also rather blasé about dangers. She's told that they're trying to kill her and she's simply chatting it up with the boy in the library. Jennifer Tilly really plays down her character. Lindsey is a really dumb character. She is somehow mentally defective. There seems to be some good story material but it's not put to good use here.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 11 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed