Eraserhead
1977
***½
Director: David Lynch
Cast: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Jeanne Bates, Judith Anna Roberts, Laurel Near, jack Fisk

David Lynch’s feature debut started as a student project and took years to complete, but this surreal story of a man called Henry Spencer already carries the hallmarks of his later work. It looks and sounds haunting, but what is it all about? Lynch himself would probably describe it a sensory experience, rather than a traditional narrative film.