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Review of Eraserhead (1977)

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I'm writing a movie review today because I saw "Eraser head" a few months ago and it's been festering inside my head for so long that I just have to make my feelings about how terrible it is (and how stupid most of the people that love it are) more public.

Somehow this movie is a "Cult classic" because it's "interpretative to your own thoughts" well guess what? My thoughts are that it sucks horse ass dick fuck. First of all the intro scene is like 20 minutes long and it's just some really really really diseased looking guy sitting there doing nothing. Also what the hell was up with the main character? He was like all nervous or something the whole movie, probably because he knew this movie was so bad it'd be the end of his career. He had dirt laying all around his bedroom, go ahead and interpret that for me, because I guess I must just not be "Artistic" enough to "Get it".

I noticed the movie was made in the 70's. Undoubtedly everyone involved with the project was into drugs, HEAVY drugs. At one point the dudes head just falls off and I was like "What the fuck?....Oh thank god this must be the end of the movie." But then some asshole picks up his head and turns it into pencils in some kind of retarded dream bullshit. "So was that the end?" Nope that was also some sort of artistic bullshit for you to figure out the meaning of. Another thing is, during the whole movie it sounds like wind is blowing in the background at random points, I guess the sound guy figured he'd give you something else to focus on besides this shitty movie. You really will want to remember to focus on that wind when you're watching this movie so you don't bite off your own hand in a fit of insane rage.

Oh I forgot to mention the guys baby is an alien or an ostrich human hybrid or something, I have no idea why. But nobody questions why the baby is an alien they just decide to leave it laying around in his room full of dirt forever. The baby's head is the only part of it you can see because the rest of it is covered in a big ball of bandages, that the main character later cuts off much to his dismay. Turns out the bandages were the kid's skin or something and you can see all it's guts. So the main dude figures it'd be a good idea just to stab that demon child's heart and get that thing out of here as quickly as possible. Then it overflows with mashed potatoes, and they look really gross. Then the planet breaks, which I think was a metaphor for "This shitty movie's finally almost over." Then there is a scene with the main dude hugging some chick with huge cheeks, which made no fucking sense. But it left me with a happy feeling, mainly because the credits were rolling.

I could throw a bunch of random creepy shit together and people would say "This sucks dude are you high or something?" The only reason this movie is thought to be any good is because it's made by this "Artist" guy who's other work is just as retarded and twice as creepy. I wish he'd hurry up and die of a stroke.

Added by Tfish
8 years ago on 2 April 2010 23:49


Posted: 8 years, 1 month ago at Jun 16 15:03
Are you ever fooking right... I saw this movie decades ago and thought it was so evil I have NEVER been to another D. Lynch film again! It was disgusting and totally vomited on the sanctity of human. AND I BELIEVE IN A WOMAN' S RIGHT TO CHOICE AND ABORTION! The scene where the girl with fat cheeks dances on the small stage and steps on what looks like embryos makes me feel like I have looked into the decaying soul of a Nazi. The movie has no underlying purpose and is grosely indecent. It was on a double bill with Freaks, which I had seen, and I love that movie. In Freaks, the people who look normal and beautiful are the sick bastards. The freaks are the ones who love and support each other and mete out justice! One of my marker questions for people for years has been "Do you like the movie 'Eraserhead?'" and if people say yes I walk away!!! (And I show them the painting "The Origin of the World" and if they leer, or make stupid comments I WALK away. ) It is the most powerful painting I have ever seen... all the worlds of passion and life arise from this! Check it out and test yourself.
Posted: 5 years, 7 months ago at Dec 3 22:18
Thank God someone else but me see's it this way and it makes me laugh when other reviews on here exclaim this film made me feel sick in a good was I guess. YOU GUESS! Just because this film is on this list doesn't mean you have to act like it's a masterpiece. It makes no sense what so ever and when Lynch was asked to explain his inspiration he refuses. None of his movies ever make sense and they all suck. I've seen all of his films because I try to sit down and "get" why people say he is a great director. He's a self righteous "artistic" director whose films are so overly directed it's ridiculous. I want the hours of my life back that I wasted trying to understand David Lynch. Complete garbage.

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