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The Initiation of Sarah is a 2006 made for TV movie that was directed by Stuart Gillard for ABC Family. It first aired as part of ABC Family's 13 Nights of Halloween on October 22, 2006 and is a loose remake of the 1978 film of the same name.

When Sarah, a girl with magic powers, and her normal twin sister Lindsey are invited to join both Alpha Nu Gamma and Pi Epsilon Delta, they discover that the two sororities aren't just rivals, they're bitter enemies. Suddenly, Sarah and Lindsey are initiated into an ancient battle between good and evil that threatens to drive the sisters apart and force one of them to make the ultimate sacrifice. Can Sarah learn to master her magic in time to defeat the resident evil on campus? Who can she trust and who will commit an unforgivable act of betrayal? The magic starts flying and anything can happen. When these supernatural forces collide, they'll give new meaning to hell week.

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The Movie Stars Mika Boorem, Summer Glau, Joanna Garcia,Morgan Fairchild, Jennifer Tilly, Amber Wallace, Ben Ziff, and Tessa Thompson.


The Initiation of Sarah provide examples of the following tropes:

  • Adaptation Name Change: Erica Hunter becomes Euginia Hunter.
  • Alpha Bitch: Corrine is the head of the most popular sorority, and also an evil witch who constantly sacrifices goats and virgins.
  • Big Bad: Corrine the president, of the popular sorority Alpha Nu Gamma. Who wants to sacrifice The One, to maintain her youth, beauty, popularity, and magical powers.
  • Beta Bitch: Esme is the Beta Bitch to Corrine‘s Alpha Bitch, who at the end seems to be in charge of Alpha Nu after Corrine burns to death.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: the Girls of Alpha nu Gamma are this as a whole, appearing friendly and welcoming to Sarah and Lindsey in the beginning, but showing their murderous and evil nature over the course of the film.
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  • The Chosen One: Played with. The villains assume that the powerful Magical Girl Sarah is the girl of prophecy that they need to sacrifice to complete their evil ritual. It is actually Sarah's Muggle sister, Lindsey.
  • Deal with the Devil: How the powers of the Alpha Nus Work. Their magic is manufactured through spells and potions, but it comes with a cost it has to be worshipped and fed, Manipulated and Maintained.
  • Initiation Ceremony:
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Sarah just wants to be a normal girl, because of all the trouble her magical powers caused her growing up.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Sarah is Blond Linddey is brunette Sarah wants to be normal and is more introverted, While Lindsey wants to be special and popular.
  • Tag Line: Sisters. Sororities. Sacrifices.
  • Witch Species: According to Dr Hunter there are people who are born with magical abilities, and people who have acquired them through Spells & Potions, those who acquired their Powers have to make Blood sacrifices to maintain them.
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  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Trina Godwinn who was tasked with finding out, weather Sarah or Lindsey is the One. Gets killed by Corrine after the later figures out that Lindsey is the One.
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