Titles: The Initiation
Tagline: "They pledge themselves to be young, stay young ... and die young."
Release Date: December 1984
The Initiation (1984) is whodunit slasher film. It follows a young college pledge (Daphne Zuniga) that suffers from recurring nightmares of a horrifying event from her childhood. During her initiation, which takes place after midnight in a dallas mall, a slew of soririty girls get hacked up by a mysterious maniac.
Daphne Zuniga stars here as Kelly, a young woman who has been plagued by nightmares of a burning man her entire life. Upon entering college, she pledges a sorority that forces them to perform an initiation night prank. With several of her friends, she breaks into a store and unfortunately discovers that it is impossible to exit from the building after it is entered illegally. Trapped in a new nightmare, Kelly must fight for survival when a madman begins killing her pledge sisters one by one.
- Holds a 5.7/10 rating on imdb (as of summer 2014)
- Delta Ro Kai sorority
- The doppleganger ending has many slasher buffs comparing it to the 'Happy Birthday To Me' ending.
Kelly Fairchild's Evil doppleganger - portrayed by Daphne Zuniga
Credits & CastEdit
|Directed by||Larry Stewart|
|Produced by||Jock Gaynor|
|Written by||Charles Pratt Jr.|
|Music by||Gabriel Black|
|Edited by||Ronald LaVine|
|Georgian Bay Productions|
|Distributed by||New World Pictures|
|Release date(s)||December 1984|
|Running time||97 minutes|