Eraserhead (1977) USA
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Director:David Lynch
Studio:American Film Institute (AFI)
Producer:David Lynch
Writer:David Lynch
Rating:7.4 (29,423 votes)
Date Added:2007-03-06
Awards:2 wins & 1 nomination
Genre:Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Picture Format:Anamorphic Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:1.85:1
Sound:Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
David Lynch  ...  (Director)
David Lynch  ...  (Writer)
Jack Nance  ...  Henry Spencer (as John Nance)
Charlotte Stewart  ...  Mary X
Allen Joseph  ...  Mr. X
Jeanne Bates  ...  Mrs. X
Judith Roberts  ...  Beautiful Girl Across the Hall (as Judith Anna Roberts)
Laurel Near  ...  Lady in the Radiator
V. Phipps-Wilson  ...  Landlady (long version)
Jack Fisk  ...  Man in the Planet
Jean Lange  ...  Grandmother
Thomas Coulson  ...  The Boy
John Monez  ...  Bum
Darwin Joston  ...  Paul
T. Max Graham  ...  The Boss (as Neil Moran)
Hal Landon Jr.  ...  Pencil Machine Operator
Jennifer Chambers Lynch  ...  Little Girl (as Jennifer Lynch)
Summary: s it a nightmare or an actual view of a post-apocalyptic world? Set in an industrial town in which giant machines are constantly working, spewing smoke, and making noise that is inescapable, Henry Spencer lives in a building that, like all the others, appears to be abandoned. The lights flicker on and off, he has bowls of water in his dresser drawers, and for his only diversion he watches and listens to the Lady in the Radiator sing about finding happiness in heaven. Henry has a girlfriend, Mary X, who has frequent spastic fits. Mary gives birth to Henry's child, a frightening looking mutant, which leads to the injection of all sorts of sexual imagery into the depressive and chaotic mix.