Eraserhead

Eraserhead

DVD - 2001
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A nightmarish collage of images which blends the grotesque and the absurd, the deeply disturbing and the darkly humorous. Henry is the nerdish central character who lives in a squalid apartment with a strange girl and their monstrous baby. The extraordinary special effects create an eerie, dream-like world with a logic all its own.
Publisher: [England?] : Absurda, c2001
Branch Call Number: DVD ADULT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc ([85 min.]) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Eraserhead DVD 2000

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Jer40
Jun 07, 2018

The classic that, along with "El Topo", helped create the midnight/cult movie genre!

David Lynch's mysterious brand of visual/psychological existential horror/comedy started here. His earlier shorts didn't quite have the blacker-than-black comedy come to fruition until "Eraserhead".

Yeah, it's weird. Yeah, it's slow. Yeah, it's a bit harsh on the senses. If you wanted something "easy", go find a "weird" movie like "Forrest Gump" to be entertained.

There are two types of people who watch movies: Those who purely want an escape and to be entertained, and those who, in addition to those aspects, want to be challenged and possibly learn something from the experience. Neither path is correct or wrong; I think it's far more worthwhile to take in movies for everything they can possibly give to you, however.

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MontMoroc
Jan 04, 2018

David Lynch creates a unique cinematic world in his first full length film- one that is disturbing and bizarre- and yet it parallels our own in many ways. This movie isn't for everyone- but that doesn't mean that this film isn't a classic- IT IS A CLASSIC! I'm not sure when the term " slow " began being used to describe films that have a different pace from the split second attention span/ bon bon films that have become standard fare for most people nowadays- but " slow " isn't a catch all term that can be slapped on anything that doesn't fit certain aesthetic criteria- ie. what is considered to be " normal ".

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yumsushi
Dec 24, 2017

It's quite amazing how little Lynch has evolved as a director over the years and how overrated his nonsensical work continues to be.

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danmatt
Sep 08, 2017

...everything is fine...

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breemu
Jul 21, 2017

Weird, but compelling.

ArapahoeElena Jun 24, 2017

David Lynch at his David Lynch-iest. Our protagonist navigates relationships with self and others in a strange, dystopian-looking world. Shot over several years and with minimal dialogue, this movie is an unnerving classic of the genre and very thought provoking, to say the least.

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lantz45
Jun 01, 2017

This is a nightmare - revolting - very sad - emotionally hurtful - true horror - taboo - macabre - complete with an unlikable protagonist - violates all moral expectations - a Dance of Death - 1/2 star because it is a well executed Black comedy/Cringe comedy!

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booksmile
Aug 18, 2016

What's going on? Ewwww. Slow and disturbing and disgusting. Someone must have had ongoing nightmares and decided to make a movie about them.

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Delta
May 28, 2015

One of the strangest movies I have ever seen. Now it's a a cult classic.

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ogonczyk19
Apr 21, 2015

Perhaps the only truly surrealistic film in the history of the world cinema.

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