Victims (1979)


A British horror film directed by Alan Blake.

Plot Summary

A bored and neurotic suburban housewife wiles away the hours of boring and meaningless days by fantasising about knifing her attractive young milkman to death. Becoming increasingly obsessed with the man, she constructs an elaborate fantasy around him until she loses her grip on reality altogether and stabs her husband when he returns home late one night.


Director: Alan Blake
Jennie and Company, Paramount Pictures
Producer: Gower Frost
Script: Alan Blake
1st Assistant Director: Ted Sturgis
Director of Photography: John Crawford
Editor: John Hall
Make Up: George Frost
Art Director: Evan Hercules

Warren Clarke
Angela Morant
Adam Bareham (the milkman)


Monthly Film Bulletin May 1980 p.101
Although it makes rather a meal of its suburban angst, this is a short film of some flair. The calculated showiness of shooting and editing is sufficiently justified by the material not to lapse into the portentous, and sequences such as the supermarket visit successfully convert the mundane into the authentically strange. The trick ending – even though it can be seen coming – manages by its timing to take one by surprise. Alan Blake can be looked to for interesting work in the future. – from a review by Tim Pulleine



  • Monthly Film Bulletin May 1980 p.101 – credits, synopsis, review (by Tim Pulleine)
  • Screen International 9 February 1980 – credits
  • Screen International no.249 (12-19 July 1980) p.7 – illustrated note (‘Brian' leads Eady runners)
  • Screen International no.251 (26 July-2 August 1980) p.7 – article (‘Python' tightens grip on Eady)