Murder Is Trending With The Release Of John Berardo’s ‘Initiation’ (2020)

Murder is trending during a university’s pledge week in John Berardo’s new film, Initiation (read our Screamfest review of the film HERE). College is hard but add murder that amps up the party. Get ready to party and go back to school. Lionsgate is releasing Initiation on Blu-Ray and DVD on July 20, 2021. Synopsis:

During a university’s pledge week, the carefree partying turns deadly serious when a star athlete is found impaled in his dorm. The murder ignites a spree of sinister social-media messages,  sweeping the students and police into a race against time to uncover the truth behind the school’s dark secrets…and the horrifying meaning of a recurring symbol: a single exclamation mark.


Initiation was directed by John Berardo (The Labyrinth), and the film was also written by Berardo with Lindsay LaVanchy (Scream: The TV Series) and Brian Frager (Short Film Hunger). The cast includes Jon Huertas (TV’s This is Us), Lochlyn Munro (TV’s Riverdale), Isabella Gomez (TV’s One Day at a Time), Froy Gutierrez (TV’s Light as a Feather), Bart Johnson (High School Musical franchise), Yancy Bulter (Kick-Ass franchise), and Gattlin Griffith (Changeling). The film looks like an all-stakes slasher. The Initiation will be available on DVD and Blu-ray on July 20, 2021. Definitely check it out for a killer good time!


About Dani McKinney

Dani loves horror movies ever since she saw Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers with Danielle Harris. She loves vampires, her favorite movie is Interview with a Vampire. She reads constantly and mostly books about the supernatural and is also a paranormal investigator.

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