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Initiation (2020)

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Releases 2021
Whiton University unravels the night a star-athlete is murdered, kicking off a spree of social media slayings that force students to uncover the truth behind the school's hidden secrets and the horrifying meaning of an exclamation point.


John Berardo
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Credited cast:
Lochlyn Munro ... Bruce Van Horn
Isabella Gomez ... Kylie
Yancy Butler ... Detective Sandra Fitzgerald
Jon Huertas ... Officer Rico Martinez
Gattlin Griffith ... Beau Vaughn
Bart Johnson ... Coach Miles Cooper
Froy Gutierrez ... Wes Scott
Nick Ballard ... Tad Rivers
Debra De Liso ... Dana Thompson
Patrick R. Walker ... Malik
Kent Faulcon ... Chief Adam Tahan
Shalini Bathina ... Meera Madan
Mel Fair ... Brett Vaughn
Jeff Willy ... Investigator
Cody Duke ... Frat Bro


Teen horror is back with a vengeance in this edgy slasher about a cruel social media game that spins out of control. Whiton University unravels the night a star-athlete is murdered in the wake of a hidden assault allegation, kicking off a spree of social media-linked slayings. As a masked killer targets students across campus, a trio of sorority sisters race to uncover the truth behind the school's hidden secrets - and the horrifying meaning of an exclamation point - before they become the killer's next victims. Written by Deadline

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The slasher movie we've been waiting for
15 October 2020 | by coreydenySee all my reviews

Huge horror fan so I was really happy to hear Screamfest LA was happening as a drive in this year. Initiation has lots of blood and guts with great acting and characters you care about, not like typical slasher films. Had no idea who the killer was, the ending left me jaw dropped but not too surprised given the times nowadays. Shout out to Debra De Liso as Lochlyn Munro's assistant. Love a Slumber Party Massacre cameo with another drill. This movie is killer fun with a realistic twist you won't see coming.

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Release Date:

2021 (USA) See more »

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Dembanger See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Shatterproof Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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