I consider myself a person who can understand symbolism, metaphors, and hidden messages in films but I just don't know. This film doesn't horrify in the traditional sense, this film isn't like a dream film in the traditional sense, heck this film isn't avant-garde or artsy in any sense.
This film is just weird. I can see it has a symbolism about rebirth and other things but the symbols get mixed up in the fact the film is to blunt and cryptic about this message at the same time. I don't know how to judge this film. I've seen David Lynch's other work and I think he is a great filmmaker but this is just too deep into his psyche for me.