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Scanners III – The Takeover
November 3, 2021 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
AN EXPLOSIVELY UNDERRATED SEQUEL.
WARPED & FADED: Weird Wednesday and the Birth of the American Genre Film Archive, by Lars Nilsen and Friends and Edited by Kier-la Janisse, is available for pre-order now at The Mondo Shop.
By the ‘90s, David Cronenberg’s explosive SCANNERS found itself the proud papa of several straight-to-video sequels — the most outlandish of which is the cartoony soap opera SCANNERS III. Think SCANNERS meets the TV show “Dynasty”, with a Joan Collins clone wielding fierce Telekinetic Realness. This one proudly jumps the shark through a burning ring of fire with its slo-mo shootouts, mystical martial arts, a lot of ridiculous gore (some guy’s *finger* blows up), a hot tub scene, an off-kilter tasteless energy and enough Canadiana for even the most hardened canuckophile. Much like with the DEATH WISH franchise, you don’t need to have even seen SCANNERS II to enjoy the hell out of III. (Bret Berg)