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5.0 out of 5 stars
A Warning, 4 April 2007
This is the only Amazon review I will bother writing. I saw this film twenty years ago, in a cinema, and sat bewildered but entranced throughout. I went home to bed and had nightmares; the next day I couldn't think about much else, and this pattern continued for the next couple of weeks. I wouldn't say Eraserhead is a horror film - I certainly didn't feel shocked or scared while watching it, but it had a deeper, more profound, effect on me than anything else I've ever seen on screen. It's the only film I've seen as an adult that has genuinely disturbed and upset me - if you measure a film's success by the depth and breath of emotion it evokes in the viewer then this is without doubt the greatest film ever made. I'll never dare watching it again.