Initiation has both a lot of action and a lot of calm. The camera is continuously spinning, framing every image in a kaleidoscope of dynamic oners and energetic compositions. The screen is also crammed with technological visualizations, such as mobile phone ubiquity and continual communication, which constantly stream in any vacant space of the frame. At the same time, rather than just leaping to the next gruesome set piece, the film is more than ready to slow things down, to analyze its characters beyond their surface level cliches, and to truly grapple with the repercussions that comes from a serial killer (though the gory setpieces still affect, no worries there). Initiation is a difficult process.
Lindsay LaVanchy and Froy Gutierrez, the Scott siblings, are the epitome of “successful college students.” Ellery of LaVanchy leads a thriving, popular sorority on school, while Wes of Gutierrez is an Olympic-level swimmer. When a freshman initiation joint frat/sorority party goes horribly wrong in ways that echo Wes’ morally dubious past, a killer begins murdering the attendees one by one, leaving Ellery, her best friend Shayleen (Shireen Lai), and the young woman who may have been victimized by Wes (Isabella Gomez) to try to solve the horrific mystery while surviving. IMDB