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.


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