Facts and Figures
Run time: 103 mins
In Theaters: Wednesday 14th January 1981
Box Office Worldwide: $14.2M
Distributed by: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Production compaines: Canadian Film Development Corporation (CFDC), Filmplan, Victor Solnicki Productions
Contactmusic.com: 4 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes: 79%
Fresh: 23 Rotten: 6
IMDB: 6.8 / 10
Scanners Movie Review
David Cronenberg's sci-fi/horror classic is one of his best and has entered the phrase "scanner" into the genre's lexicon -- meaning a person with exceptional telepathic powers, usually utilized to explode people's heads, set them on fire, and cause mayhem in whatever way they can.
Scanners the movie involves a "good" scanner (Stephen Lack) recruited to end the tyranny of the rogue scanners prowling across the country and wreaking havoc by continually exploding people's heads. It's gory, fast-paced, and tons of fun despite its budget constraints -- and an absolute must-see cult classic for horror and sci-fi fans alike.