Dan G. (hauntboy) from CLIFTON, IL Reviewed on 5/18/2010...
Great fun movie.With just enough dark undertones and suspense to be fun.I believe this was a made for t.v. movie that was shown during Halloween season.Jennifer Tilly was great as usual. I really enjoyed this one 4 stars. Dan
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CHARMED meets MEAN GIRLS
Kelly Garbato | Kearney, MO USA | 04/21/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I loved Summer Glau in FIREFLY, SERENITY and TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES, so when I saw THE INITIATION OF SARAH on Netflix, I decided to give it a try. (You might say I have a girl crush on her, and you mightn't be wrong.)
The story centers around two competing covens of witches, both set up as rival sororities on the same college campus. The "good" coven is comprised of natural-born witches - those who derive their power from Mother Earth - while the "bad" coven must occasionally feed The Eternal Flame with the blood of a very powerful natural-born witch ("The One") in order to maintain their powers. Believing newly arrived freshman pledge Sarah (Mika Boorem) to be The One, both sororities try to lure her and her fraternal twin sister, Lindsey (Summer Glau) to their side in the battle between Good and Evil.
THE INITIATION OF SARAH is an entertaining enough flick; a pleasant piece of fluff for those nights when you'd rather sit down with a bowl of Soy Dream and zone out on the couch. Though it was made for TV - and ABC Family, at that - it's not as cheesy as you'd expect. Think MEAN GIRLS meets CHARMED, but not quite as satisfying as either.
Oh, and Jennifer Tilly rocks as the magi. Love me some Jennifer Tilly, too!"
Hee Hee Hee....CAMP!
Goddesscd | Seattle, WA USA | 02/04/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a campy low budget witch film. Decent acting...campy plot. If you don't expect oscar worthy anything, then you'll enjoy this one. Especially if you and your slightly drunk friends can add witty commentary along the way."
Maryssa | USA | 01/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a must see movie, mainly because it stars Mika Boorem (Smile), but also because it is well-filmed, has a solid plot, and although it's by ABC family, it's not done in a cheesy Disney-like sort of way. It's a story about the supernatural that is realistic without being over the top."
I just love this movie!!!
T. Steffes | South Dakota, USA | 06/11/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I rented this, and it's one of my new campy witch movies. I just adore Jennifer Tilly, and totally love her wardrobe in this.
This isn't a movie about how sororites or witchraft are, but it's entertaing even so. I think 10 and up could enjoy this, younger kids might not get what's going on.
I have to give it an A, forr all of the fun I had while watching and rewatching it."