Eraserhead (1977) Monster Madness X #5

Mike Matei / October 5th, 2016

Eraserhead (1977) Monster Madness X movie review #5


  • October 5, 2016 at 3:31 am


  • October 5, 2016 at 3:42 am

    Interestingly, Mel Brooks really liked that movie and got Lynch to direct his production The Elephant Man not long after. I was more surprised Mel Brooks produced such a movie though hahah..

    • Jamiesonofabitch

      October 5, 2016 at 6:54 am

      Yeah, that is surprising.
      Another interesting tidbit- Sissy Spacek held the slate during the man on the planet scenes.

  • Ras

    October 5, 2016 at 3:42 am

    I’ve been enjoying Twin Peaks lately, but it’s not very out there compared to Lynch’s films. I may track this down, but that baby looks pretty disturbing.

  • Phoenix7786

    October 5, 2016 at 3:54 am

    I miss the old clips you used to show 🙁

  • gone with the vint

    October 5, 2016 at 4:01 am

    Ah, ERASERHEAD – good choice! I totally forgot about that weird Masterpiece.

  • Don Skiver

    October 5, 2016 at 6:01 am

    I’m glad you finally reviewed this one. Thanks James.

  • Jamiesonofabitch

    October 5, 2016 at 6:49 am

    Thank you for reviewing one of my favorite films.
    I’ve heard this is a favorite of Stanley Kubrick’s as well.
    You can see why.
    Great film and great review!

    • Jamiesonofabitch

      October 5, 2016 at 6:57 am

      I’ve always wanted to say this here: ‘Fiend Without A Face’ must’ve influenced this film, in look and sound design.

  • October 5, 2016 at 6:55 am

    Eraserhead is one of my top three films. It’s a surreal film that feels like it as a deeper meaning and symbolism but because the film or director never states it’s meaning we are all left open for our own interpretation.

    • gone with the vint

      October 5, 2016 at 7:04 am

      This is one of the few movies I presented in a cinemaclass back in my architecture study at the university. We always discussed movies like this and how the inviorment you are living in is influencing your acting and your live in general – ERASERHEAD led to good discussions.

  • gone with the vint

    October 5, 2016 at 7:01 am

    For years, this guy looked so familiar to me, but I couldn’t point it out exactly – I just realised he was in Blue Velvet and in Twin Peaks as well!

  • October 5, 2016 at 8:04 am

    I did to get him and hulu plus actouct to help him review these Criterion Collection moives at lower cost.

  • October 5, 2016 at 8:37 am

    I can’t believe this movie is that old. I assumed it was from at least 1986 or later. It looks so crisp and the effects are amazing. I guess the black and white really hides its age.

  • horrorshow

    October 5, 2016 at 9:39 am

    Definitely a film I like and am keen to see again this month. But I’ll skip that baby scene- it’s too upsetting and disturbing.

  • simms1

    October 5, 2016 at 9:57 am

    This is the type of movie that really needs those video clips to get the feel of the movie across to viewers. You dropped the ball on these reviews.

  • fcabanski

    October 5, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    The last Monster Madness X should have video of the movie, but James in only still images.

  • October 5, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    Eraserhead, to me a genre of its own.

  • Mystic

    October 5, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    That shit is disturbing.

  • October 5, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Someday, you should review Dune.

  • October 6, 2016 at 7:38 am

    I am going to miss monster madness! been watching for eight years. It gets me into the Halloween spirit! James you have done a spot on job. Long live horror and Halloween!

  • TagaZok

    October 11, 2016 at 12:56 am

    That movie give me the creeps when I was 6 years old …. must see it again … can’t believe this is the last of the monster madness … It put me into the mood and remind me my child years of horror, fears and monster under the bed…*sigh* This is my Halloween Tradition… viewing you’re videos and celebrate Halloween with friends showing your video and good horror movie
    You will be miss……

  • sunofsam713

    October 18, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Honestly, one of the best MM intros! WTF Wednesday 4eva.

  • bud

    October 29, 2016 at 7:12 am

    Anyone who’s a fan of Eraserhead should see Tetsuo: The Iron Man. A WTF classic in its own right.

  • December 2, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    yes! I thought that too, that the movie is an expresion of fear of parenting and having a baby

  • Jacob Boeve

    October 4, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    How can the bandages hold the guts together? Was it born with them?!

  • Mogy Wang

    March 30, 2018 at 11:02 pm

    This movie was available for free in my school’s theater a few weeks ago. The audiences laughed every now and then, as if it’s horror comedy.

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