I recently saw the movie Eraserhead for the first time. This movie is, just like most of Lynch’ movies, not for everyone. How many people ie. have the patience to watch a movie that goes on for ten minutes before you hear the first sound of a human voice?

I did not enjoy watching it – yet I couldn’t look away. The “enjoyment factor” is irrelevant: David Lynch has rightfully described the film as “a dream of dark and troubling things”. This movie was never supposed to “give you a good time”. It’s one of – if not the most troubling movie I have ever seen, and I can only imagine how much more horrifying it would have been to watch it thirty years ago.

If you like Lynch’ movies, this is a must see. A few of the effects could have been done better, but it doesn’t really matter.


June 7, 2007 - Posted by | movies

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  1. I remember it vaguely from when it showed in DK some ten years back. It’s both terrifying and wonderful at the same time. Lynch’s universe is truly unique.

    Comment by Lawrence Whiteberg | June 7, 2007 | Reply

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