eraserhead is a mess of a movie. david lynch who both wrote and directed this is a cult figure. "cult" is the key word here. you have to want to think theres something here to enjoy this.
i'm sure there are people who spend ample time trying to figure out what this movie is about. its clear to me after one watch that it is about nothing with a few hints that it may be about something. lynch is either purposely trying to make this confusing or incapable of making it make sense. either way it makes for a long tedious watch with little reward. its a shame really because there are some awesome visuals, good acting, and potential for a great story. all of which lynch has failed to capitalize on.