A truly remarkable debut consisting of fantasies and fears, dreams and nightmares that are empowered by the boldness of experimenting with sound that helps keep the viewer on its toes for the duration of the flick. A film to (re)watch when there might be a possibility of turbulence entering one's life, so keep it on your shelf constantly. Our fears are with us, let them inspire us to create a greater environment.
The most ghastly soundtrack of all time teams up with a revolting puppet to ensure you're never at ease for one moment. Much like The Return, this emphasizes the banality of everyday life to such a degree that we feel like we're watching rituals from another planet. Jack Nance is superb.
notoriously inspired by Lynch's pre-paternal anxiety, this unclassifiable capital a abstruse first full length also seethes with a looming, seeping industrial tension (check the sound). If Lynch would've made a second film like this, instead of Blue Velvet, with it's linear plot, he probably would've had double the trouble getting greenlit his later films, robbing us of Mulholland Drive, Inland Empire, and Twin Peaks
this film holds a special place in my heart as it was the first experience that opened my mind to the idea of film being a genuine art form. I was 14 when I first watched 'Eraserhead' and as I have visited and revisited over the years, unfortunately I realize that it makes me uncomfortable in a way that is unenjoyable to me. I owe it my love of film but sadly can't relate beyond that
Stunning film really, from the great original usage of sound, to the haunting surreal visuals. Someone once told me Lynch was a poor man's Bunuel. What a crock of shit. This is beautiful filmmaking, and yes its totally bizarre and make you uncomfortable, but the two have their unique styles that shouldnt be compared imo. Lynch was off to a brilliant start here. Essential weirdo cinema. 5 stars
I'm glad that I waited this long to watch Eraserhead on the big screen, in a fantastic 35mm copy. The experience is completely different, mostly because of the terrific sound design. And also because of the movie itself. I'll never forget those terrifying pictures, sounds and emotions.