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:: The Victim

In The Victim, good time girls Annie and Mary find themselves in a life and death situation. Annie’s life is put in jeopardy when she is witness to a violent act at the hands of two Sheriff’s Deputies. Fleeing from the attackers, she stumbles upon Kyle, a recluse living in the middle of the woods.

The ruggedly handsome loner stays far from civilization – that is – until a single knock at his door throws his solitary life into chaos. Two worlds collide in this psychological thriller that will make you question your trust in mankind. Who is the victim?

The Victim was previewed at the sort of horror movie festivals where the audience would be perfectly pitched to like this sort of movie and a lot of the fans seem to have done so, our thoughts though are that they are just showing loyalty to director/actor Michael Biehn. We love him too, but despite trying to make a Grindhouse tribute, inspired by the great Robert Rodriguez, all he manages to do is put together a movie that seems nothing more than a fun project with family and friends.

Biehn has been clever in ensuring everyone knows that he wasn’t expecting much from this movie. He himself seems genuinely surprised that it’s picked up the cult following it has. We agree with him, it’s not a great movie but what we do hope though is that he keeps directing. The Victim is a good start and could well lay the foundations for him to go from cult actor to cult director and a master of the Grindhouse genre.