I've noticed there are many film threads that are aimed at something very specific, but I've found there isn't a general "what did you see recently" thread regarding films. So I've started one for everyone. If you saw a movie recently (old or new) and want to put it here, put it right here.
I remember on the very first Geekchat I took part in when Emily was there, I told her what directors and films I liked and she suggested I expand a bit into indie and somewhat obscure films. It's taken me a while to do so because I had to see other movies first. I guess I've finally started on that recommendation by starting off with a film that, for the first time ever, has truly frightened and horrified the fuck outta me. I've gotten really scared at films before, but this just takes the cake. As a side, I take a stance to try to not be offended by anything I see on the screen as I feel that would either distract me from the film itself or cause me to completely miss the message that a film is attempting to make, it isn't worth it, but I digress.
I'm sure, quite a few people here know the name of the director well, but this is not only his first film, but also his most surreal and disturbing. That man is David Lynch, and the film is none other than the underground cult classic Eraserhead. A friend of mine recommended it to me and told me to watch it in the dark, alone, and with the volume all the way up. The first thing I have to say about this film is "Holy...Shit". I can appreciate the suffering that Lynch went through to get this movie made, as that is common amongst most directors that start out, but it baffles me that a distribution company actually distributed it to any theaters, if not for that lucky break, this film would have been unreleasable.
The content in it is so disturbing and unnerving, that I actually had a hard time finishing it. I don't think anyone can figure out what this movie is trying to say, and I've learned that Lynch has said that no one ever has, and he has never heard a single interpretation that was correct. He also said he probably never will reveal what this film really was about. This is quite possibly one of the most bizarre films I have ever seen in my life. Artistically though, the film is a masterpiece concerning surreal, warped, and totally fucked up imagery. I liked it overall, but I have to say that it takes a very specific and targeted taste to enjoy Eraserhead, and is absolutely not for everyone. If you are faint of heart, get nauseous easily at seeing very disturbing and/or vile things, or are expecting to have children in the not-too-distant future, avoid this film under any circumstance whatsoever, as you will most likely not like it or revile it.
I won't be putting this on my blog, as I don't think I could give a fair enough review and it plegged plagued with vagueness and not actually make a concrete thought.
I leave you with the following remark "What the hell was that creature?"