in about 100 words or less
US 89m, B&W
Director: David Lynch; Cast: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeanne Bates
Lynch’s first feature-length film, Eraserhead is a strange and darkly comedic production that has achieved a cult status as a late night staple in art-house theatres. At the heart of this memorable slowly paced atmospheric nightmare is the grotesque “alien” offspring which is deposited with Henry, a reluctant father who is visited by a disfigured miniature dancing woman who seemingly lives in the radiator of his apartment. Subsequent to his seduction by the beautiful girl from across the hall, we are led deeper into the troubled mind that is contained in Henry’s uniquely coiffed head (Klaus Ming November 2014).