Scanners (1981) Movie Review

Scanners (1981)

1981 Horror, Sci-Fi

User Score: 71/100


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

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)!

About Scanners (1981)

Title: Scanners
Year: 1981
Starring: Michael Ironside, Chris Britton, Robert A. Silverman, William Hope, Leon Herbert, Lawrence Dane, Géza Kovács, Jérôme Tiberghien, Nicholas Kilbertus, Dean Hagopian, Jack Canon, Stephen Lack, John Brasington, Richard Chapman Jr., Don Buchsbaum, Jock Brandis, Jack Messinger, Mavor Moore, Murray Cruchley, Thomas Kovacs, Steve Michaels, Ian McQue, Sonny Forbes, Malcolm Nelthorpe, Sam Stone, Denis Lacroix, Elizabeth Mudry, Victor Désy, Jennifer O'Neill, Louis Del Grande
Director: David Cronenberg
Score: 2 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.55/5 stars from 7 users. Votes: 7.
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi

Scanners Cover Poster Art

Movies and TV Shows That Need Votes