Trailer Tuesdays: Scanners

For this week’s Trailer Tuesday, we bring you the trailer for the 1981 David Cronenberg film SCANNERS

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Scanners is a good mix of Sci-Fi and Horror/Suspense from the master David Cronenberg, and features the infamous exploding head clip that you’ve probably seen all over the internet.  Check out our review of Scanners and find out more about the ConSec plot to take over the world with their telekinetic army.

The Prowler

The Prowler

In 1945, a returning WWII vet gets a “Dear John” letter from his girlfriend telling him that she just can’t wait any longer for him to come home.  Instead of doing what any sane person would do – namely moving on with your life and forgetting about such a hurtful bitch – he stalks her and her new man at a graduation dance.  When they decide that the dance is too dead for their tastes, they slip out and go visit a lover’s point to get a little action on.  While the couple is starting to get hot and heavy, the vet makes his move and impales them on the business end of his pitchfork, leaving a single rose in the hand of his ex.  The crime is never solved, and no graduation dances were ever held on the same location again… Not until 1980, that is, when it’s time for a new graduation dance.

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Scanners

When I was younger, I always thought having a super power or ability like the talent of flight or invisibility would be awesome.  As I get older, I realize that Telepathy would probably be a lot cooler.  You could read minds, use the power of persuasion, or have the ability to find out what people are thinking – their wants, desires…  Cameron Vale (played by Stephen Lack) has that power, but at times it more of a hinderance than it is a gift.  You see, he’s a scanner – one of only 237 in the world that has unique telepathic abilities that allows him to control others with his mind – and he’s on the lookout for another person who shares his ability.  The problem is, that other person is on the wrong side.

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