Scanners (David Cronenberg – 1981) B+

Solid classic B movie entry from one of the masters of modern body horror. There is a community of people with psychic abilities, corporations would like to harness those abilities,…a story as old as time (or the mid 20th century, I don’t really know). The film is more focused than that generic plot though. Cameron Vale, made recently aware of his abilities by a Dr. Paul Ruth, is set on a path to hunt down a rogue psychic with very strong abilities (played so well by Michael Ironside) who is leading a small army of his own with the goal of – what else – domination of the ‘normal’ humans. Exploding heads, psychic telekinetic battles and some interesting practical effects ensue. Fun stuff.

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