White of the Eye (1987)

UK, 1987
35mm film, colour
Dolby Stereo, English
Reviewed at The EOFFTV Review

A British horror film directed by Donald Cammell.

Plot Summary

A serial killer is stalking the Badlands of Arizona. Hard bitten cop Charles Mendoza is on the case and has amassed enough circumstantial evidence to point the finger at stereo expert Paul White, living out a troubled marriage to Joan in the dry and lifeless town of Globe. The killer is working to a pattern – he only targets rich suburbanites, and the killing grounds are posthumously arranged in accordance with some arcane Indian ritual. But is White really the killer?


Directed by: Donald Cammell
© 1986 Mrs Whites Production Inc.
A Cannon Screen Entertainment presentation. Elliott Kastner presents Donald Cammell’s film
Produced by: Cassian Elwes and Brad Wyman
Written by: China and Donald Cammell
Based on the book Mrs White by: Margaret Tracy
Photographed by: Larry McConkey
Edited by: Terry Rawlings
Music by: Nick Mason and Rick Fenn
Sound Mixer: Bruce Litecky
Costume Designer: Merril Greene
Key Make-Up & Hair: Sharon Ilson
Make-Up and Hair: Jeanne Van Phue
Special Effects: Thomas Ford
Production Designer: Philip Thomas

David Keith (Paul White)
Cathy Moriarty (Joan White)
Art Evans (Mendoza)
Alan Rosenberg (Mike Desantos)
Mark Hayashi (Stu)
William Schilling [William G. Schilling in end credits] (Harold Gideon)
David Chow (Fred Hoy)
Michael Greene (Phil Ross)
Alberta Watson as Ann Mason [opening credits] Anne Mason [end credits]
Danielle Smith (Danielle White)
Mimi Lieber (Liza Manchester)
Pamela Seamon (Caryanne)
Bob Zache (Lucas Herman)
Danko Gurovich (Arnold White)
China Cammell (Ruby Hoy)
Jim Wirries (Grunveldt)
Kate Waring (Joyce Patell)
Fred Allison (TV newsman)
Clyde Pitfarkin (hairdresser)

Alternative Titles

Das Auge des Killers – German title
Bielmo – Polish title
L’occhio del terrore – Italian title
L’oeil du tueur – French video title
Tappajan silmin – Finnish title


Films and Filming July 1987 p.43 – review
Video Watchdog no.183 (May/June 2016) pp.71-73 – illustrated review

Aurum Encyclopedia of Film: Horror (2nd edition) p.412 – credits, review
English Gothic: A Century of Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby p.281
The Films of the Eighties by Robert A. Nowlan and Gwendolyn Wright Nowlan p.630
Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.556
Serial Killer Cinema: An Analytical Filmography by Robert Cetti p.506-510