18 June 2024
The Initiation of Sarah (1978)
100 min.
Directed by Robert Day.
With Kay Lenz, Shelley Winters, Tony Bill, Morgan Brittany, Morgan Fairchild, Tisa Farrow, Robert Hays, Kathryn Crosby.
A TV movie that proves the basic plot of Carrie is timeless and effective if it's done well.

Kay Lenz (the former Mrs. David Cassidy) is Sarah, the put-upon young girl this time, a newbie at college who's tormented and harrassed by uppity bitch Morgan Fairchild and her posse of uptights.

Even worse, Sarah's accepted at only one sorority house - the black sheep of the campus - presided over by housemother Shelley Winters.

No worries. The manipulative Winters uses Sarah to get back at Fairchild's sorority and all the so-called "popular" co-eds.

How exactly? Well, it turns out Sarah is a powerful telepath, capable of moving objects using only her mind. As she becomes aware of the full potential of this dark gift, she begins to use it...against her hateful new nemeses. With devastating effects!

Some good moments in this - and for anyone familiar with TV stars in the 70s - you get the two Morgans: Fairchild and Morgan Brittany in the same movie! Two for the price of one, folks.

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