Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Dollar Bin Film - The Initation of Sarah (1978)
Slow moving TV movie in which hardly anything ever really happens. The title character of the film taps into the powers that she has when she gets mad. She fights with her sister in connection to a rivalry with a feuding sorority. And her house mother promises the return of their sorority's prominence via an initiation. For about a good 85 minutes that's all that really happens in the film. Viewers are just left wondering throughout if anything, something is eventually going to happen as The Initiation of Sarah sluggishly goes about from one scene to another. This is all the more surprising considering that this film is seen as something of a minor classic and even has done well enough throughout the years to have merited a remake. The Initiation of Sarah finally comes to life for the finale where Key Lenz and Shelley Winters get to show that their is some spark and fury to their characters, but to have to sit through a nearly non-existent movie for 85 minutes to arrive at this finale, it's truly too little too late.
-Brandon Sites http://www.bigdaddyhorrorreviews.com/