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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Jack Nance
Charlotte Stewart
Allen Joseph
Directors
David Lynch
Screenwriters
David Lynch
Running Time
89 minutes

Eraserhead
David Lynch's first of many forays in to the surreal and bizarre, this time featuring a mutant baby.


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Plot
Henry has increasingly bizarre dreams, each one more horrific than the last. He falls in love with a girl who then falls pregnant only to give birth to a mutated baby. All the while watching his lady in the radiator who sings to him.


Verdict
One of Lynch's earlier works, this bizarre offering warned what was to come, yet somehow this is a lot more radical and enjoyable than his later Hollywood efforts. Gothically shot in black and white and numerous shots that have influenced the next generation of directors, this is a classic, no matter how comfortable it is to watch.


Reviewed by Steve Beard

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