89 mins
8 / 10 (16285)


Set in an unnamed, desolate urbane wasteland, Eraserhead loosely chronicles the travails of shock-haired loser Henry Spencer, whose bleak existence is made just that much worse when his embittered girlfriend reveals that she has given birth to their “child,” an indescribable, mewling mutant.

MUBI's take

One of the great independent features, David Lynch’s 1977 debut is a miracle of craft and sound design. Featuring an enigmatic lead performance from Jack Nance and spilled-ink lensing from Frederick Elms, Eraserhead is a visionary nightmare that plunders the darkest recesses of the American psyche.

Now showing

Not showing in any country now

More films?

You currently have access to only 927 films in the United States selection.
You're missing out on 2488 more films, you can get immediate access to these via a VPN subscription.

We've partnered with NordVPN to get you 70% off on your subscription. Get yours now!