I think that everyone in North American should be forced to watch David Lynch’s Eraserhead. “Why?” you ask. To that I would answer because I don’t want people who watch an episode of Buffy or Angel to comment after the show “That was weird” because you don’t know weird until you’ve watched Eraserhead.
Eraserhead is my way out whenever someone says “isn’t that the weirdest movie you’ve ever seen?”. To that I repy “not really I’ve seen Eraserhead”. Weird and confusing movies rarely phase me. When I saw Mulholland Drive (another David Lynch film) with my brother he asked me to explain it to him. I said I couldn’t but I added on “it made more sense than Eraserhead”.
This is just one of those things that I think people should do. Kind of like I think everyone should own Paul Simon’s album “Graceland ” but that’s another story.