One of the only genuinely frightening films I can think of. Lynch taps into the fears of parenthood and portrays them in his signature surrealist manner, within the setting of a dystopian, industrial world. Explaining anymore would simply ruin the brilliant moments that this film consists of, but I'll end here by saying it gives new meaning to the phrase "winner winner chicken dinner".
David Lynch's movies are not easy to review, in fact I think words can not describe Surrealist "movies" generally speaking. Yeah I put that by purpose in brackets because they are not like ordinary movies where you expect a clear storyline, character development, an appropriate soundtrack and so on, but here you really have to feel them and be in the correct mood, have enough concentration and be open minded and patient.
You can ask ten people what Eraserhead is about and you'll get ten different answers, so there is no really 'get it' or right or wrong rather a lot room for interpretation and conjecture.
Anyway Eraserhead is David Lynch's first feature-length film after a row of short movies which are exactly what you think they are, really Lynch-like. We find ourselfs trapped in a black and white, dystopian world at an unkown time and follow the Story of Henry Spencer (Jack Nance) who impregnates his girlfriend and she gives birth to a malformed baby. overchallenged and desperate by that situation she leaves Henry with the baby alone.
That's basically the main storyline and everything that is obvious and clear, adding more to that would be kind of a spoiler and is open to everyone's imagination anyhow.
Probably one of the weirdest & most surreal films that I've seen, but still one of the best.
I didn't really "get it" to be honest but the Lynchian madness and beautiful shots were enough for me to get through it and enjoy it a little bit.