The Victim (2011 film)

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Not to be confused with Victim (2011 film).
The Victims
The Victim FilmPoster.jpeg
Film poster, North America
Directed by Michael Biehn
Produced by Jennifer Blanc
Lucien Flynn
Lorna Paul
Travis Romero
Written by Michael Biehn
Reed Lackey
Starring Michael Biehn
Jennifer Blanc
Ryan Honey
Denny Kirkwood
Danielle Harris
Music by Jeehun Hwang
Cinematography Eric Curtis
Edited by Vance Crofoot
Anchor Bay
Distributed by BlancBiehn Productions
Release dates
  • April 12, 2011 (2011-04-12) (AMC Kansas City Festival)
Country United States
Language English
Budget $800,000

The Victim is a 2011 American horror film directed, written and starring Michael Biehn[1] and produced and co-starring Jennifer Blanc. Thought to be a financial success due to Michael's effort selling out theaters across the nation, neither he or producer Jennifer Blanc know final sales figures due to open litigation with films investors. [2]

The film was produced and shot in less than two weeks[1] in Los Angeles in 2010. Most of the principal photography took place in the Topanga Canyon, close to Malibu, California.



Stars and co-producers Michael Biehn and Jennifer Blanc promoting the film during an August 23, 2012 appearance at Midtown Comics in Manhattan.

Alan Cerny of Ain't It Cool News characterized The Victim as "a fun sleazy grindhouse film", in which Biehn was lauded for both giving a good performance and getting good performances out of his actors. Though Cerny stated that Biehn's first-time director effort exhibited imperfections such as a driving montage scene that he felt was too long, he appreciated that Biehn understood the genre in which he was working, commenting, "Biehn has a clear path to what he's shooting for, and for much of the film's running time, he gets it", and "It's a specific genre with a specific style, and working from that, Biehn gets way more right than he does wrong."[3]

The New York Times said, "Directing his own screenplay, Mr. Biehn (working from a story by Reed Lackey) pays more attention to genitals than spatial coherence, unaware that labeling a film grind house doesn’t excuse soap-opera emoting and laughable dialogue. Wait, what am I saying? Of course it does."[1] The film has a 35% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 17 reviews.


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