Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  2 August 1978 (USA)
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Suddenly Laura Mars can see through the eyes of a serial killer as he commits his crimes. She contacts the police and with the aid of a police detective, tries to stop the killer. But first... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Neville
Tommy Ludlow
Donald Phelps
Michael Reisler (as R.J. in opening credits)
Frank Adonis ...
Sal Volpe
Lisa Taylor ...
Rose Gregorio ...
Elaine Cassell
Steve Marachuk ...
Meg Mundy ...
Doris Spenser
Marilyn Meyers ...
Sheila Weissman
Gary Bayer ...


Suddenly Laura Mars can see through the eyes of a serial killer as he commits his crimes. She contacts the police and with the aid of a police detective, tries to stop the killer. But first, they have to figure out who it is. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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2 August 1978 (USA)  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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The production shoot for this movie went for 56 days. See more »


When the killer kicks in the metallic door to Laura's bedroom, dents/footprints in the door from previous takes of this shot are clearly visible. See more »


Lulu: Laura I don't like pink.
Laura: Lulu it likes you.
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Crazy Credits

The film's closing credits roll over the first image of the movie, a black and white image of Laura's eyes as a negative. See more »


References Kojak (1973) See more »


Let's All Chant
Performed by Michael Zager Band (as The Michael Zager Band)
Produced, Arranged, and Conducted by Michael Zager
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Very well-made supernatural thriller
14 January 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This 1978 chiller directed by Irvin Kerschner (RoboCop 2) and based on a story by John Carpenter, has Faye Dunaway as a fashion photographer who suddenly discovers that she has the ability to "see" through the eyes of a serial killer. All her premonitions of the murders are very accurate, and the victims are all people she knows. Soon it becomes apparent the killer is coming after her. Tommy Lee Jones is great as the police lieutenant/love interest (back when his face wasn't pockmarked with age), and the supporting cast (Raul Julia, Brad Dourif) is excellent. The movie's depictions of the murders were quite shocking for it's day, and it manages to keep us scared and in suspense throughout, though some of the scenes border on grotesque. Direction by Kirschner is tight, music is suitably eery, and the performances are overall impressive. A winner

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