Lynch’s low-budget cult masterpiece, Eraserhead, is a bedlam of dissonant sounds and haunting images that is likely to leave an impression on any viewer. Received to a flood of critical disapproval, the film was not truly appreciated until it was released to home video. Since its release, it has risen in cult popularity and eventually soared in critical acceptance.
Notable scenes include a dinner with a writhing cooked chicken on the plate, pencil erasers made of brain matter, a song and dance by a large cheeked lady in the radiator, and the dissection of a mutant baby. It really is one of the most bizarre movies I’ve ever seen, and brilliant for that very reason. For any fan of cult horror, surrealist films, and bizarre cinema, this film is a must see. In fact, if you are a fan of surrealism and haven’t seen it, this is the must-see film. Personally, I also consider it to be a must own for any collector of the macabre.