Eraserhead (1977) IMDb

Creators

David Lynch (writer-director).

Categorization

Industrial surrealism. One of the most famous midnight movies and Lynch’s first feature.

Subject

Something is born. The hospital is not sure if it’s a baby.

Commentary

Studious black and white with a grating soundtrack that never lets up. Moments of excellent black Freudian comedy and some stuff that does permit interpretation, but it’s mostly a nightmare skillfully caught on film.

References here: The Elephant Man (1980).

fiction moving picture