Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)

35mm film, Metrocolor, 1.85:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Irvin Kershner. Production began on 11 October 1977.

Plot Summary

Fashion photographer Laura Mars finds that she can see through the eyes of a brutal serial killer and tries to help the police find out who he is.


Directed by: Irvin Kershner
© 1978 by Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
Columbia Pictures presents a Jon Peters production. An Irvin Kershner film
Executive Producer: Jack H. Harris
Produced by: Jon Peters
Associate Producer: Laura Ziskin
Screenplay by: John Carpenter and David Zelag Goodman
Story by: John Carpenter
Director of Photography: Victor J. Kemper
Film Editor: Michael Kahn
Music by: Artie Kane
Sound Mixer: Les Lazarowitz
Costumes Designed by: Theoni V. Aldredge
Make-Up: Lee Harman, Vincent Callaghan, Lynn Donahue
Hairdresser: Colleen Callaghan
Special Effects: Edward Drohan
Special Photographic Effects by: James Liles
Production Designer: Gene Callahan

Faye Dunaway (Laura Mars)
Tommy Lee Jones (John Neville)
Brad Dourif (Tommy Ludlow)
Rene Auberjonois (Donald Phelps)
R.J. [real name: Raul Julia] (Michael Reisler)
Rose Gregorio (Elaine Cassel)
Frank Adonis (Sal Volpe)
Lisa Taylor (Michele)
Darlanne Fluegel (Lulu)
Bill Boggs (himself)
Steve Marachuk (Robert)
Meg Mundy (Doris Spenser)
Marilyn Meyers (Sheila Weissman)
Gary Bayer, Mitchell Edmonds (reporters)
Michael Tucker (Bert)
Jeff Niki, Toshi Matsuo (photo assistants)
John E. Allen (Billy T.)
Anna Anderson, Deborah Beck, Jim Devine, Hanny Friedman, Winnie Hollman, Patty Oja, Donna Palmer, Sterling St. Jacques, Rita Tellone, Kari Page ()
Dallas Edward Hayes (Douglas)
John Randolph Jones, Al Joseph, Gerald Kline, Tom Degidon (policemen)

Alternative Titles

Die Augen der Laura Mars – West Germany
Eyes – working title
Laura Marsin silmät – Finland
Gli occhi di Laura Mars – Italy
Oczy Laury Mars – Poland
Ögon – Sweden
Ojos – Spain
Ojos de Laura Mars – Venezuela
Os Olhos de Laura Mars – Portugal
Les Yeux de Laura Mars – France

Extracts included in
Terror in the Aisles (1984)

See also
Nazar (2005)
The Return (2006)



  • Playboy vol.25 no.8 (August 1978) pp.96-99, 186-188 – illustrated review (Eyes has it by Bruce Williamson)
  • Variety 26 October 1977 p.34 – credits (Film production)


  • The Columbia Checklist: The Feature Films, Cartoons, Serials and Short Subjects of Columbia Pictures, 1922-1988 by Len D. Martin p.95
  • Columbia Pictures Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films, 1928-1982 by Michael R. Pitts pp.71-72
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.127
  • Horror Films by Subgenre: A Viewer's Guide by Chris Vander Kaay and Kathleen Fernandez-Vander Kaay pp.136-137
  • Order in the Universe: The Films of John Carpenter (2nd Edition) by Robert C. Cumbow pp.43-46; 247-248 – illustrated article; credits
  • The Pocket Essentials: John Carpenter by Michelle Le Blanc & Colin Odell pp.133-135
  • Serial Killer Cinema: An Analytical Filmography by Robert Cetti p.157-158