New Slasher INITIATION Hits Blu-Ray/DVD July 20th from Lionsgate

One of the best indie horror films of 2021 so far is the Scream-influenced slasher Initiation, now streaming on VOD.

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Collectors will be able to add Initiation to their film libraries when it arrives on Blu-ray and DVD beginning June 10th from Lionsgate!

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.

Go back to school if you dare…. Murder is trending when Initiation arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital) and DVD July 20th from Lionsgate. Social media turns sinister when Jon Huertas (TV’s This Is Us), Lochlyn Munro (The Predator), Isabella Gomez (TV’s One Day at a Time), Froy Gutierrez (TV’s Teen Wolf), Bart Johnson (High School Musical franchise), Yancy Butler (Kick-Ass franchise), and Gattlin Griffith (Changeling) try to survive pledge week in this fun slasher film. Initiation will be available on Blu-ray and DVD for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.

John Berardo directed Initiation from an original screenplay he also co-wrote along with Brian Frager and Lindsay LaVanchy. His short film Dembanger inspired this. Berardo wanted to expand his short movie into a full-length film after he saw the awesome screen share fright flick Unfriended.


  • Hidden Secrets: Surviving Initiation
  • The Final Twist: Postproduction

Have you seen Initiation? Are you excited to add the film to your collection in July? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican. Dread Central on Google News!



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