Watched Jun 17, 2012
So gloomy. So dark. So atmospheric. “Eraserhead” is a dark nightmare unlike anything else. This is 85 minutes in a paradise like hell.
Lynch impressive debut is also a good example on a successful horror movie. So unlike the classic horror movie. In “Eraserhead” there is no black-clad serial killers, but rather an atmospheric and disturbing universe. With the help from a annoying and really helpful soundtrack of pure noise and gloomy black and white “Eraserhead” ends up with all it’s absurdities and surprises as a repulsive, but in the same time so attractive horror film.
Another thing that drives “Eraserhead” forwards is its reflections to reality. On surface the film is about the fear of liability and big fluctuations in life. Henry is about to become a father, meet his girlfriends parents and get married and he is very scared. When this is packed in to Lynch’s dark, disturbing, gloomy and wonderful absurd universe we get “Eraserhead”.
When you’ve first turn on “Eraserhead” and it has sucked you in to it’s universe, there is no way back. But in return you will get a fantastic experience beyond anything.