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.
A revelation to my anxious adolescent self. Plays like an absurdist sitcom if you watch it in the afternoon with friends; plays like a nightmare when watched alone in a shed. I once played the entirety of its soundtrack on my student radio show. "Once a year, I get drunk in a darkened house for a week. I get drunk and watch Eraserhead...