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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Eraserhead vs. Pierrot le fou

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Mulholland Dr. vs. Eraserhead

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Comments (8)

 
JAB88

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

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

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

TommyDoyle2016 on 3/5/2020 Reply  · 

Do you, though?

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Rick_34_Blaine

Rick_34_Blaine on Sep 11 Reply  · 

What? No!

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Rick_34_Blaine

Rick_34_Blaine on Sep 20 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

Rick_34_Blaine on Sep 20 Reply  · 

Meaning*

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IloveMovie243

IloveMovie243 on Oct 27 Reply  · 

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

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