Scanners (1981) Movie Review

Scanners (1981)

1981 | Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action
103 minutes /

User Score: 71/100

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Scanners Review


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
Runtime: 103 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action
Score: 2 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.55/5 stars from 7 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 7
Starring: Michael Ironside, Chris Britton, Robert A. Silverman, Lawrence Dane, William Hope, Leon Herbert, Stephen Lack, John Brasington, Richard Chapman Jr., Don Buchsbaum, Jock Brandis, Jack Messinger, Mavor Moore, Murray Cruchley, Géza Kovács, Nicholas Kilbertus, Jack Canon, Anthony Sherwood, Patrick McGoohan, Ken Umland, Anne Anglin, Roland Nincheri, Lee Broker, Kimberly McKeever, Victor Knight, Robert Boyd, Adam Ludwig, Karen Fullerton, Graham Batchelor, Margaret Gadbois
Writers: David Cronenberg
Director: David Cronenberg

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