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Scanners (1981) Horror Movie Review

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Scanners (1981)

Welcome to the world of the Scannersa race of humans with telekinetic powers that can wreak havoc beyond your most dreaded nightmare. Writer/director David Cronenberg (The Fly, Naked Lunch) brings the terror closer than ever beforehe brings it right into your mind. Cronenberg is a modern-day horror master whose name fits in easily with the likes of King, Craven and Carpenter…and Scanners, with its spectacular and shockingly realistic special effects, is a startling masterpiece of the genre. When a rogue Scanner of unparalleled power (Michael Ironside) wages a bloody war against the normals, young empath Cameron Vale (Stephen Lack) is recruited to trackhim down. But Vale is inexperiencedand a battle with another Scanner could mean a grisly death…or worse. Can Vale vanquish his insanely violent, power-mad adversary? Only one thing is certain: Scanners delivers the chills-down-your-spine, heart-in-your-throat, you-can’t-watch-but-you-daren’t-leave goods (Time)!


A scientist sends a man with extraordinary psychic powers to hunt others like him.

About Scanners (1981)

Title: Scanners
Year: 1981
Starring: Michael Ironside, Robert A. Silverman, Lawrence Dane, Murray Cruchley, Géza Kovács, Nicholas Kilbertus, Jérôme Tiberghien, Louis Del Grande, Stephen Lack, Jock Brandis, Jack Messinger, Mavor Moore, Karen Fullerton, Adam Ludwig, Margaret Gadbois, Terrance P. Coady, Fred Doederlein, Steve Michaels, Malcolm Nelthorpe, Sonny Forbes, Denis Lacroix, Elizabeth Mudry, Victor Désy, Jennifer O'Neill, Anthony Sherwood, Patrick McGoohan, Ken Umland, Anne Anglin, Lee Broker, Victor Knight
Runtime: 103 minutes
Director: David Cronenberg
Score: 2 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3/5 stars from 5 users. Reviews: 5.
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi

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