The Initiation

1984

Horror / Mystery / Thriller

6
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 32%
IMDb Rating 5.7 10 3125

Synopsis


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Cast

Daphne Zuniga as Kelly Fairchild
Vera Miles as Frances Fairchild
Clu Gulager as Dwight Fairchild
James Read as Peter
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892.17 MB
1280*682
English 2.0
NR
24 fps
1 hr 37 min
P/S 4 / 13
1.62 GB
1920*1024
English 2.0
NR
24 fps
1 hr 37 min
P/S 1 / 17

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Nightman85 8 / 10

a fun slasher film with a little class

Sorority girl Kelly Fairchild is troubled about some unanswered questions from her past. But that's the least of her worries now that she and her friends are pledging to a college sorority. The initiation involves the girls breaking into a shopping mall, but having a homicidal escaped murderer locked in with them wasn't part of the plan!

The Initiation is a slasher flick that delivers the "goods" for horror fans. Plus, there's some plot twists, a few veteran actors, and a higher-than-average budget to boot!

With a fairly solid cast, fiendishly good murder scenes, some tight suspense (especially in the climax), and a bit of style The Initiation is one of the stronger slasher films of its time. Along with Hell Night (1981) and House on Sorority Row (1983), Initiation also remains one of the more memorable college-themed splatter flicks of the 80's.

An entertaining treat for slasher fans.

*** out of ****

Reviewed by baumer 6 / 10

a gruesome film

Have you ever had dreams that were so scary that you wished they would just stop. You don't really tell anybody about them because after all, they are just dreams and you don't want to sound silly. But that dream is just so intense that it really gets the best of you.

So is the premise for this film. What is kind of fascinating is to see Daphne Zuniga in a pre-Sure Thing role. When I think of Daphne, even all of these years later, I think of her as the prude Allison from The Sure Thing. But she is not a prude in this film. Quite the contrary. Here she gets naked, has blood as a part of her waredrobe and she has a great scream.

What is memorable about The Initiation is that it is quite scary and it is filled with blood and gore. This is a typical 80's slasher flick but it is fairly well done. And the end of it will scare you, at least the end of it will. But I feel the film does a great job of making us scared and that adds to the intrigue for the last fifteen minutes. Check this one out. It may surprise you. Believe me it is better than almsot any horror film that "graces" our screens today. But then again, all 80's horror films had that feel to them. And sadly the modern era of horror films is lacking. The Initiation is at least a good horror film. And it is from the 80's to boot. That makes it worth looking at.

Reviewed by marcusgrant-86630 9 / 10

Mental Hospitals, Sororities, and Malls - Oh, My!

Easily one of the more fun entries in the later part of the slasher cycle, The Initiation rewards patient viewers with a gonzo finale and a lot of fun set pieces.

Daphne Zuniga stars as Kelly Fairchild, a rich girl pledging a popular sorority on campus. She seems to have the perfect life, but she's been suffering from horrible dreams - dreams that show her as a young child stabbing her father as a strange man catches on fire and dances around the room. To make things even more complicated, her mother has been acting all cagey and weird since a patient escaped from a local mental hospital. Everything comes to a head on the night Kelly steals the keys to her father's shopping mall for her sorority initiation.

The Initiation is part Hitchcock, part Friday the 13th, and part soap opera. It shouldn't work, but it really does thanks to a game cast and a surprisingly interesting script. It's not the goriest movie of all time, but there are a few harrowing death sequences and it helps that you really do care about many of the characters.

Zuniga makes for a likable heroine and veterans Clu Gulager and Vera Miles offer wonderful support as her secretive parents. Still, it's Joy Jones who steals the show as Heidi - a Velma-from-Scooby-Doo type who helps trace back the origins of Kelly's troubling dreams.

The Initiation is one of the better late entries in the slasher cycle and deserves your time.

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