When we watched Eraserhead in class last week I was astonished by how much suspense was going on throughout the whole film. However, I now realize that I felt this way because of how extreme and uncommon certain situations were. With a mysterious creature living in the house, there is bound to be numerous acts of suspense and I continued to feel as if something crazy or out of the ordinary was going to happen next. Besides the suspense aspect, it can be described as “dark” film.
Not only was the film physically dark, but the characters and scenes had a dark vibe as well. It was almost as if the guy was experiencing a bad dream throughout the entire film. The constant arguing and dramatic sound effects contributed to the darkness of the film. Whenever something went bad, there were strange music/sounds that came along with that scene. Even when parts of the film were meant to be “happy”, you could sense the complete opposite. There are numerous aspects that contributed to the dark vibe that was displayed throughout the film.
While watching in the film, it gave me a feeling that I was going to have a bad dream about it later that night. It was just so weird, awkward and out of the ordinary that it kind of scared me. I felt the same way while watching the Peewee Herman movie. Peewee was so “different” that it sort of frightened me and made me feel like I would have a nightmare about it. Seeing the creature laying there crying, the woman with the weird face, the lack of dialogue/speech, and much more just made the film kind of disturbing to watch.
Overall, I did not enjoy watching the film Eraserhead. Not only was it not my kind of taste, but everything about it was just too weird and extreme for me. The director tried to display happiness in dark situations, but that is what made it not the best film to watch. During the film, I constantly felt myself wondering how I would react if I was in the main character’s...
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