The Key to Eraserhead unlocks David Lynch's greatest secret. Over four decades, viewers have struggled to find answers for Lynch's bizarre, debut feature film. This graphic novel is the first publication to reveal the mystery text that inspired the scores of absurd details sprinkled throughout the movie. The approach is simple and easy to understand - the artist shows frames from the film and overlays the previously secret lines from the mystery text. Readers get the joy of making the connections and are invited to decide for themselves if the associations are real.
The themes of the "mystery text" give new insight to the characters, story, and plot of the film. The overall meaning of Eraserhead is revealed and the apparent nightmare of dark terror is transformed into an uplifting and rewarding tale of celestial scale.