By far one of the most disturbing horror films I’ve seen. The first time I watched Eraserhead, I was beyond confused. After watching it a second time and doing some research I find out that David Lynch never revealed its meaning. Like many artists, he wanted the audience to interpret a meaning. Most people suggest that the movie represents the fear of adulthood, which I can agree. Then others don’t get anything from it at all, which is exactly what happened to me at first. I was too taken back by the obscurity of it all. Some of it, I still find trouble correlating meaning to the rest of the film. Either way, I find myself revisiting this film every so often. Though it is so profoundly odd, it has me coming back for another watch.
Plot: Henry (John Nance) resides alone in a bleak apartment surrounded by industrial gloom. When he discovers that an earlier fling with Mary X (Charlotte Stewart) left her pregnant, he marries the expectant mother and has her move in with him. Things take a decidedly strange turn when the couple's baby turns out to be a bizarre lizard-like creature that won't stop wailing. Other characters, including a disfigured lady who lives inside a radiator, inhabit the building and add to Henry's troubles.