March 6th, 2014: Scanners (1981)

Scanners

Cast and Crew: Howard Shore (Score); Lawrence Dane, Michael Ironside,

What It’s About:  Dr. Paul Ruth (Patrick McGoohan) finds and recruits Cameron Vale (Stephen Lack) as an instrument in an underground war being waged between the small community of those with psychic powers…and those who seek to control them.

Why Watch it Today?:  Toronto, the city where Scanners was shot by David Cronenberg, was incorporated on this date in 1834.  What better way to celebrate the birth of this major Canadian city than with a film famed for its gory special effects and shock scenes?

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