Scanners (1981)

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David Cronenberg directs Steven Lack, Michael Ironside and Jennifer O’Neill in this sci-fi conspiracy thriller about corporations trying to control weaponised psychics. 

One of Cronenberg’s most iconic and popular nightmare visions, yet it always leaves me cold. Ironside is distracting as the messiah like villian but more often than not it is dull and uninvolving. Stranger Things has shown this plot can be handled much more warmly and with a sense of play. These days you can have heads explode while keeping a little heart.

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