The Initiation (1984)

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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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  • Christopher Bradley and Trey Stroud in The Initiation (1984)
  • Clu Gulager in The Initiation (1984)
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28 May 2002 | brandonsites1981
* * out of 4.
Kelly (Daphne Zuniga) is a pledge for the most exclusive sorority on campus. For there initiation, Kelly and her friends have to break into her father's (Clu Gulager) department store and steal the security guard's uniform. However, a killer has followed them there and is apparently after Kelly. Seems the killer is linked to a reoccuaring nightmare Kelly's been having for years and is part of some deep dark secret her mother (Vera Miles) has been hiding from her.

Amateurish first half features bad dialogue, tons of cliches and crude direction, but the second half is an intense, tight, scary, and suspenseful nightmare filled with twist & turns and gruesome murders & special effects. Vera Miles and Daphne Zuniga are both very appealing too. Rated R; Extreme Graphic Violence, Graphic Nudity, Sexual Situations, and Profanity.

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