First and foremost, I think that David Lynch is a fucking genius and I love all of his work tremendously. Eraserhead is such a classic.
I can’t even begin to describe the tension in this movie and the special effects. According to Wikipedia, this is a surrealist/science fiction/horror/fantasy film and it truly is a masterpiece because of these genres brought together. Lynch describes this movie as his most spiritual movie and I would sell my first born to find out what exactly he had in his beautiful mind when he stated that.
Eraserhead is gory but not to the extent of other movies in my opinion. It has that specific lynchian feel where you just sit and cringe while watching, even though there’s not a lot of blood shed going on, the characters are in themselves gory, their attitude, the way they talk, the way they express their feelings, everything about lynch’s characters is gory - and that is more terrifying than any other movie of the genre. And I love him immensely for it.