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Scanners

  • Dir: David Cronenberg

  • Canada, 1981, English, 103mins, DCP, Category III

  • Cast: Stephen Lack, Jennifer O'Neill, Michael Ironside

Telepathy is weaponised by a private security firm in the military-industrial complex through the mobilisation of psychics known as scanners, but a rogue scanner intent on world domination disrupts their plans. A psychic recruited to fight him joins a resistance network of scanners and is confronted with the truth behind their existence. Cronenberg's first production with a substantial budget, Scanners allowed for a more spectacular visualisation of the director's imaginative concepts than previously, including its iconic special effect of an exploding head which marks one of the most memorable deaths in sci-fi horror.

23/10(Sun): Film talk with Long Tin

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