almost 3 years
Raw 80s horror. Aesthetic and amazing effects make up for "on-the-go" script.
I want you to access the Ripe program. I do not have ConSec computer clearance.
over 6 years
Shot composition and special effects are astounding. Everything else, much less so.
Tim Jules Hull
almost 8 years
When special effects were "special" and acting was wooden, but stories were paramount.
Scanners is a 1981 science-fiction horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg and starring Jennifer O'Neill, Stephen Lack, Michael Ironside, and Patrick McGoohan. The film is about a corporation that attempts to use people with telepathic and telekinetic abilities for its own purposes.
Scanners are people with powerfully intense telepathic and telekinetic abilities. ConSec, a weaponry and security systems company, captures a homeless scanner named Cameron Vale (Stephen Lack) at a shopping mall. Vale has been able to get by using his telepathy to make people eating near him allow him to steal some of their meals. Vale psychically overhears two women talking negatively about him, when suddenly one of them begins to convulse. Without knowing he is responsible for this, Vale attracts the attention of two ConSec agents, who shoot him with a tranquilizer dart and drag him away. He supposedly possesses tremendous scanner power, which ConSec wants to exploit, but he has become a...