The Chronicles of Horror Movie Night: ‘The Initiation’ (1984)


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After starting in Washington D.C. nine years ago Horror Movie Night has expanded to include chapters in Austin, Dallas and Chicago. Horror’s Not Dead’s own Brian Kelley is the originator and programmer of this illustrious weekly Wednesday night tradition which features a “classic” horror film. Each week I will be reviewing/commenting on the past week’s selection so do your best to find the film, most of which have not made it past VHS, and follow along. Better yet, start your own chapter!

VHS cover of The Initiation

Another week, another slasher flick. I don’t want to that to sound derogatory or anything because I love the genre. It’s just that lately the slashers I’ve seen have been lacking that thing which makes them great: gore. Luckily, I had already seen The Initiation a couple of times before and knew good things were on the horizon. This has all the good stuff – some blood and guts, nudity, cheese, red herrings – and packs them into and hour-and-a-half with some sexy Zuniga action and a soap opera flare.




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