|Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Horror, Surreal, Cult Classic, Disturbing, Monsters, Experimental, Mutants, Zombie|
Tagline: In Heaven Everything Is Fine.
Plot: Director David Lynchís feature-film debut is a masterpiece of the macabre and grotesque. Reportedly a reaction to the news that he was about to become a father, Lynch's ERASERHEAD follows a sensitive young man as he struggles to cope with impending parenthood. Henry Spencer (Jack Nance) lives in a hopeless industrial landscape, lusting after the beautiful woman who lives in the apartment across the hall. After his girlfriend, Mary (Charlotte Stewart), informs him of her pregnancy, he is forced to eat dinner with her extremely odd family. The baby is eventually born, only it isnít a human baby at all; itís a deformed creature that resembles a lizard. The baby wonít stop crying, a horrifyingly piercing wail that drives Mary insane. Left alone with the baby, Henry is serenaded by a woman who lives inside his radiator, and soon he decides to murder his baby in order to stop the nightmare once and for all. Five years in the making, ERASERHEAD contains all of the trademark attributes of a Lynch film--haunting visuals, an ethereal score, unsettling sound design, and, most notably, a black sense of humor--creating a world onscreen that is exhilarating, terrifying, and
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Copied numerous times, and held up high by most critics and filmmakers Eraserhead is a tour de force that will spellbound you, a foreboding trip into another plane of reality. Just be sure you can take it. You have been warned.
--Sonny Fernandez (Diabolical-Dominion.com)
Unless you are on a major LSD trip chances are you will find this to be an aggravating, senseless and dreary experience. A patchwork of dark imagery and minimal dialogue with a ton of bothersome sound effects and attempts at symbolism.
|Lynch offers such a uniquely nightmarish vision, I felt every frame, I saw every frame, it even felt like I lived every frame. The cinematography is gorgeous! |