Scanners (1981) Movie Review

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Scanners (1981)

1981 | R | Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action
103 minutes / 1h 43min

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Scanners Plot Synopsis:

Darryl Revok is the most powerful of all the scanners, and is the head of the underground scanner movement for world domination. Scanners have great psychic power, strong enough to control minds; they can inflict enormous pain/damage on their victims. Doctor Paul Ruth finds a scanner that Revok hasn't, and converts him to their cause - to destroy the underground movement.

Scanners (1981) Review

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)!

  • Scanners Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 4
  • Overall Score: 5.86
  • IMDB: 6.8
  • MetaCritic: 6.0
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 7.8

About Scanners 1981

Title: Scanners
Year: 1981
Runtime: 103 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action
Score: 2 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.93/5 stars from 41,446 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 41,446
MPAA Rating: R
Scanners Cast Starring: Michael Ironside, Chris Britton, Robert A. Silverman, William Hope, Leon Herbert, Lawrence Dane, Géza Kovács, Jack Canon, Stephen Lack, John Brasington, Richard Chapman Jr., Don Buchsbaum, Jock Brandis, Jack Messinger, Mavor Moore, Murray Cruchley, Géza Kovács, Nicholas Kilbertus, Elizabeth Mudry, Jérôme Tiberghien, Victor Désy, Victor Désy, Jennifer O'Neill, Louis Del Grande, Anthony Sherwood, Patrick McGoohan, Ken Umland, Anne Anglin, Roland Nincheri, Lee Broker
Scanners Writers: NA
Scanners Director: David Cronenberg
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Language: English
Country: Canada