Director: David Cronenberg Run Time: 103 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1981
Starring: Jennifer O'Neill, Lawrence Dane, Michael Ironside, Patrick McGoohan, Stephen Lack
There are 4 billion people on earth… 237 are SCANNERS. A 35mm presentation.
In Scanners, David Cronenberg introduces a new advancement in human evolution: a race of telepaths with the ability to ‘scan’ other humans, reading their thoughts, controlling their movement and even taking over their consciousness. Most Scanners are harmless, purposefully withdrawn from society, driven to the brink of insanity because of the constant stream of outside thoughts streaming through their minds. However, there’s one Scanner who’s none too nice, and becomes hellbent on building a psychic army to take over the world. The fate of the world rests on the powerful mind of a Scanner on the fringes, which kicks off a psychic battle of wills that will Blow. Your. Mind. (Get it? Because it’s Scanners.)
Part of Nitehawk Cinema’s June CRONENBERG midnite series.