Light it up.
More than one head gets torched, melted, or outright blown to bits in David Cronenberg’s tale of psychic warriors waging a war for control of the world.
Michael Ironside, a ferocious actor, is the most-dangerous of these renegade mind-warpers, and he gets plenty of chance to be as intense as he likes.
While not a box office winner, this still spawned a series of films, one of which — the fairly-terrible Scanner Cop — holds a place as the first screener I was given during my 15-year run in small-town video stores.
Stick with the original on this.