Eraserhead (1977)

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Directed By David Lynch David Lynch Starring Jack Nance Jack Nance  •  Jeanne Bates Jeanne Bates  •  Judith Anna Roberts Judith Anna Roberts  •  Charlotte Stewart Charlotte Stewart  •  Allen Joseph Allen Joseph Genres Avant-garde / Experimental  •  Body Horror  •  Dystopian Film  •  Fantasy  •  Horror  •  Mindbender  •  Sci-Fi Horror  •  Science Fiction  •  Surrealist Film Studios &
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Release Info 1977-09-28T00:00:00Z September 28, 1977
B&W  •  89 minutes NR Rated NR
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Comments (14)


JAB88 on 8/28/2014 Reply  · 

I honestly don't understand why this is considered a cult classic. This was by far the most disturbing thing I have ever seen.

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AmateurCinephile on 9/20/2014 Reply  · 

I think you answered your own question JAB88, in terms of a Midnight horror movie, it is a very disturbing experience, which is what horror fans are looking for. Throw in David Lynch and his career to follow, and the fact that he spent five years trying to get it made and that is the perfect combination of a "cult classic".

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hambone88 on 6/22/2016 Reply  · 

All style, no substance. Really just a poor excuse for a movie. I love movies more than anyone I know, and I could hardly wait for this to get over.

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TommyDoyle2016 on 3/5/2020 Reply  · 

Do you, though?

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Rick_34_Blaine on 9/11/2020 Reply  · 

What? No!

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Rick_34_Blaine on 9/20/2020 Reply  · 

Holy fucking shit, this "movie" is terrible. I would even go as far as to say that this ugly big big big pretentious pile of garbage is the worst movie i've seen so far. A truly shit movie with no mening or anything remotely good to It.

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Rick_34_Blaine on 9/20/2020 Reply  · 


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IloveMovie243 on 6/20/2021 Reply  · 

I mean, I understand why many don’t like this movie; but no meaning? It’s clear it’s about something, fears of fatherhood. Now it’s not clear on the details, but the overall stuff us easy. And nothing remotely good? What about the sound design, visuals, and sets (I wouldn’t normally jump to these for praises, but I already know your not a big fan of the storytelling)? Are those at least not good?

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IloveMovie243 on 10/27/2020 Reply  · 

Extremely Bizarre, expect it to be all over my chart. I did like it though.

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lyconthrope on 12/19/2020 Reply  · 

The ultimate surreal film. No surprise for lynch work but however, it is a weird trip. It is kind of like this film is for horror as what 2001 is for sci-fi, such a weird trip.

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eaglesflyhigh on 2/7/2021 Reply  · 

So that's how erasers on the back of pencils are made!

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IloveMovie243 on 7/25/2021 Reply  · 

Clever, creative, unique, deep, meaningful; truly a special film. It won’t be for everyone, but man it really worked for me.

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RedCthulhu on 5/5/2022 Reply  · 

Am I saying this is a bad film? No, not necessarily; but I am absolutely convinced 90% of the people who praise it have no idea why or what it is they love about it so much.

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Crapbaskets123 on 9/14/2022 Reply  · 

This is among Lynch's best work. Love it, easily top 100, even if I do prefer Mulholland Dr.

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