Haunting of Sorority Row, The

Year:
2007
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It's Nikki Evans.

Look, I don't care.

I told them I can't do it next week.

I have to give a speech to

the new pledges at my sorority.

Hey, I'm a star alumnus,

what can I say?

I don't have a choice.

I'm sorry, Dan,

but I can't juggle 10 things at once.

Look, I'm going to have to

call you back.

No! No!

Jane! Why didn't you wake me?

I tried.

Oh, the alarm's been going off

for 10 minutes!

I know. You fell back asleep.

Come on!

I'll remind all of you once again,

miss line up,

pack your bags. Understood?

- Yes.

- Yes.

This is the official

start of pledge week,

or better known as hell week.

The next seven days

will be the toughest,

but most rewarding of

your sorry little lives.

If you survive,

if you do what you are told,

when you are told,

without question...

...you will have the privilege

of being asked to petition

for membership at

the Delta Phi Theta sorority.

Only the best and brightest

will be accepted into 42-19.

Samantha Willows. Weeping Willows.

Why do we call ourselves 42-19?

Delta is the Greek number four,

which represents

the four initial members

who founded the sorority in 1922.

Phi is the number 21,

representing the golden ratio,

and Theta is the ninth letter

in the Greek alphabet.

Which represents what?

In classical Athens,

it was used as an abbreviation for

the Greek word "thanatos." Death.

Used in reference to what?

Rebirth. A new life.

Whitney Seasons.

You're Legacy, aren't you?

Your sister's on that wall. Do you think

that gives you any special privileges?

No.

You're right.

Jane Horten...

Horten hears a Who?

You've got to be kidding.

That's Horton with an "O."

My name is with an "E."

What's her name?

Um, Nikki. Nikki Evans.

And what's

the significance of this wall?

The bottom photos are current members,

the others are alumni.

Star alumni. Who is Nikki Evans?

Assistant to the chairman of

the Democratic National Party.

The youngest in the history of

the party. Wendy Taubin?

Junior partner, Dunlap,

Hennessy, Dunlap,

consulting firm to Fortune 500

companies based in New York.

Listen up, you sorry little b*tches.

You will memorize each

and every one of these names.

Many of them will come

and speak over the course of the year.

Why? Because they've achieved

the goal of every sorority sister

to ever pledge 42-19.

Success. It's expected

from each and every one of us,

because we all have one thing

in common. What is it?

Delta Phi Theta! Delta Phi Theta!

Delta Phi Theta!

Day One. You will scrub

every inch of this house.

Bedrooms, bathrooms, toilets, kitchen.

Each of you will

have your own assignment.

No helping one another.

Sam... I will expect to

eat off this floor.

I have class all afternoon.

Then I suggest you get started.

Our next pledge meeting is in here...

tonight.

Have the rest of this memorized.

Sam! Hold up!

Hey...

Hi.

"Greek life on Campus?"

More like geek life on campus.

I mean, why are you even doing this?

We hated people like

that back in high school.

We're not in high school anymore,

Oliver.

I've already made some great friends.

It's different here.

I know. It sucks.

Hey, you know, there's this guy

speaking at Miller Hall this afternoon,

he's written a bunch of books on ESP,

it's supposed to be amazing stuff.

You want to go?

Yeah, talk about geek life on campus...

What?

I can't. I have to pick up

our president's dry cleaning,

I have homework, I have to memorize

this book by tonight,

and on top of it, I have to

sanitize the sunroom.

I'm sorry. I-I just have to

get through pledge week,

and then I'll have more time.

For me... or them?

I hardly saw you

before pledge week.

I know, look... I have to go, okay?

I'll call you.

Tomorrow we will be hosting

an off-campus party

with Sigma Phi Kappa,

our fraternity chapter here on campus.

You will serve the guests.

You will not speak to anyone.

You will not make eye contact

with anyone. No exceptions.

You slip up, you're expelled.

Even you, Legacy.

And if you think you can

get away with anything

when we're not watching,

you're wrong.

Anyone can and will report you.

Did any of you ever play truth

or dare in high school?

We like to play a game

called truth... or bare.

It's simple. We ask a question.

You tell the truth.

We find out you're lying,

you will be required to walk naked

from this house to the campus fountain.

You think I'm joking. Ask Rachel.

Our pledge year, she wasn't exactly

forthcoming, were you, Rachel?

No secrets.

From this day on, we share everything.

Trust is everything at 42-19. Got it?

Horten hears a Who... You first.

We want you to tell us something

you've never told anyone.

Well, if I've never told anyone,

how can you tell if I'm lying?

You're a smartass little b*tch,

aren't you?

I'm sorry,

but like my Aunt always said,

it's better to be a smartass

than a dumb ass.

I don't have any secrets.

Are you a virgin?

You're joking.

No, you're not.

God... have you even been kissed?

I'm a virgin.

You? Please.

I bet those high school boys couldn't

keep their clumsy paws off you.

No, I am. It was more my boyfriend

than me, but... He wanted to wait.

Is he gay?

No.

Are you?

No, I actually thought it was sweet.

We wanted to wait till we got married.

Wait? Sex is amazing,

and what if he's terrible?

Trust me, chemistry is everything.

Tell the truth now, Sam.

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