The Initiation of Sarah (1978) / Are You in the House Alone?! (1978)
Director(s): Robert Day / Walter Grauman
Starring: Kay Lenz, Morgan Brittany & Morgan Fairchild / Kathleen Beller, Blythe Danner & Dennis Quaid
Released by: Scream Factory
Reviewed by Mike Kenny
Embarking on uncharted territory, Scream Factory has jumped into your living room with a double dose of television frights from the 1970s. Two flicks, both from 1978, center on a college freshmen with psychic powers while the other focuses on a high schooler who becomes the target of a stalker, make up this collection from a time when Dallas and Taxi ruled the airwaves. In today’s reality TV obsessed culture, how do these bygone made-for-television efforts holds up? Grab your microwavable dinner, turn out the lights and let’s find out…
The Initiation of Sarah stars Kay Lenz (House) as Sarah Goodwin, a shy college freshman who joins a sorority as a way to fit in. Unfortunately, the sorority’s housemother played by Shelley Winters, is a witch who knows Sarah has the gift of psychic abilities. The twisted old woman encourages Sarah to use her powers for revenge. The supporting cast includes Morgan Brittany (Dallas) and an exceptionally bitchy Morgan Fairchild (The Seduction). Next up, Are You in the House Alone?! finds a beautiful high school student (Kathleen Beller of The Sword and the Sorcerer) the target of a sadistic stalker who has been leaving obscene messages in her locker and watching her every move. The stalker is only getting closer and time is running out! An all-star cast comprised of a young Dennis Quaid (The Rookie), Blythe Danner (Meet the Parents), Tony Bill (Shampoo) and Scott Colomby (Porky’s) all make appearances.
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