November 17, 2010

THE INITIATION OF SARAH (Original & Remake)

This review is part of the film club
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THE INITIATION OF SARAH

USA, 1978
Director: Robert Day

5/10











A mediocre made-for-TV movie about a girl with telekinetic powers, pretty much in the vein of "Carrie".
Full of tense and suspenseful or simply impressive moments (piano scene, prank) but also filled with many slow, tedious and dull moments. The lack of scary or thrilling horror is also pretty disappointing.
Plot and script are well-written, the soundtrack is decent and the cast is quite entertaining (especially the performances of Kay Lenz, Tisa Farrow and Morgan Fairchild, but overall it's a rather underwhelming flick that definitely didn't fulfill my expectations.

Imdb



THE INITIATION OF SARAH
(Remake)

German Title:
Im Bann der dunklen Mächte

USA, 2006
Director: Stuart Gillard

1,5/10






The only good thing about this horrendous made-for-TV remake is Jennifer Tilly's performance. Everything else in here just sucks: it's extremely boring and extremely tedious, the acting is lame, the dialogue is dumb and every single CGI effect looks plain terrible. Avoid this piece of crap at all costs!

4 comments:

  1. I saw this movie on tv way back when I was a kid. I loved it at the time but I think I loved most things horror back then!

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  2. short and sweet
    done real neat

    Lazarus Lupin
    art and review
    http://strangespanner.blogspot.com/

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  3. I still want to check out the remake, I have to say...I'm sure it'll be terrible, but I need more Morgan Fairchild! :D

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  4. don't do it, you'll be horribly disappointed. Here Morgan Fairchild is only a shadow of her former self...

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