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Old 09-24-17, 11:57 PM   #1
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"The Initiation" Reviews/Discussion - 2017 Horror Challenge





The Initiation (1984)



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These "October Horror Movie Challenge" threads are for the discussion of the films in the 31 FILM SUBSET list.

The plan is for everyone to watch this film on the October day in the thread title, and to start discussing it the morning of the following day.
You may start discussion early if you want, but the preferred plan is for this to be as much of a group exercise as possible, with all of us viewing it "together" and discussing after.

Of course, you are totally encouraged to participate in these threads even if you haven't watched the movie on the designated day.
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Old 10-18-17, 12:15 AM   #2
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Re: "The Initiation" Reviews/Discussion - 2017 Horror Challenge

Blah blah... nightmares... blah blah... blah blah... insane people... blah blah... rich people...
bla-Boom: someone gets stabbed in the neck with a hand rake first person, now The Initiation has my attention. That was an epic kill scene.
Now back to leering camera sweeps over dressing co-eds in penis costumes.
41 minutes in, needs more kills. If I had to randomly guess the killer I'd guess Peter (the seemingly respectable helper).
No don't let the security guard die off camera! (Cool gimmick with the sunglasses reflection though)
The mall setting is very cool, I never get tired of mall horror movies. I half expected the Chopping Mall robots to round the corner towards the end.
It's really amazing how many times in horror movies some participant will pull out an older newspaper that somehow wonderfully outlines the answer to the mystery - worst plot device ever. For years Kelly has been tormented by nightmares; if only she read the paper.
Great twist with the insane twin, did not see that coming. It's not unlike that other movie where the killer was the lead's secret twin sister.

Edit: I looked it up and that other film I was thinking about with similar ending came out 2 years after this.
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Old 10-18-17, 02:47 PM   #3
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Re: "The Initiation" Reviews/Discussion - 2017 Horror Challenge

This is the only title I haven't been able to find. I KNOW I bought this from Arrow last year. GRR!
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