The 'offing' scenes are more impressionistic than the obvious gore-filled slasher tropes, and are all the more effective because of this. One deeply unnerving moments sees a victim being drowned as the killer uses a vanity mirror so she can observe her dying moments. It's clear where the director's interest lie in the medium, as his plot often seems like an afterthought. Secondary characters are introduced who offer zero contribution to the story and the loose flashback structure seems to meander for the most part, only paying off towards the very end of the film. Despite this, a fine cast (Keith successfully subverts his whitebread, all-American persona found in the likes of An Officer and a Gentleman) and a strong sense of place, coupled with Cammell's abstract visual flourishes, means White of the Eye remains very watchable nevertheless.