I know, I know, it's been a while since we've had a Final Girl Film Club meeting. What can I say? I am very very important* and even more wicked very busy**, so you'll take what I can give you and you'll LIKE IT!
Now that the unpleasantness is out of the way, allow me to introduce the next selection up for viewing and discussing:
Yes, it's time we dive head first into some primo, pure Grade-B, mid-80s Drive-In style cheesy slasher goodness, baby.
Indeed, The Initiation (1984) has it all: shopping malls, sorority girls, uh...initiations, evil twins, Hunter Tylo of television's The Bold and the Beautiful, Clu Gulager (Return of the Living Dead), and, as if you need any more than that to get you interested, let me just mention two little words to you:
I'm talkin' 'bout Jo muthafuckin' Reynolds of Melrose Place, Willis! I love Daphne Zuniga. I love Daphne Zuniga. But then, don't we all? I mean, really. She's so...of an era. Spaceballs, The Sure Thing, The Fly II, Gross Anatomy, Pranks...and as I said, Melrose Place. I love Melrose Place so much that I may or may not have considered making out with my Season One box set. I love it almost as much as I love Dallas...almost.
Anyway, I don't want to get off-track here too much. Here's the link to the movie on Netflix (featuring the wrong box art and everything!), and here it is on Amazon, in a 2-pack from Anchor Bay. As always, I'll do a write-up on the due date. If you've got your own site and decide to do a write-up as well, let me know for some hot hotlinkin' action. Otherwise, I hope the comments section here becomes like a cyber-salon, you know, where we can all expound and shit.
I'm going to reiterate now, folks, this is gonna be some B-Grade stuff. Invite your friends over, pick up a twelve-pack, and enjoy all the gratuitous nudity, big hair, slasher violence, shopping mall action, and Daphne Zuniga to be found in this flick. We'll all have cyber-fun together, huzzah!
The movie: The Initiation
The due date: January 15