Episode 105: Scanners (1981)

Dec 02, 2020, 08:00 AM

CRONENBERG CHRISTMAS IS HERE! Our annual tradition of graphic violence and holiday cheer continues with a deep dive into one of the most popular David Cronenberg films in his arsenal: 1981's SCANNERS. Anthony and Alix take a deep dive into the early stages as "Telepathy 2000" in the 70s, how the special effects team managed to make a head explode so organically it turned into a meme (spoiler alert: required a shotgun), and the film's rise as a Midnight movie! Also, plenty of tangents and a look at how the team is topping off 2020! Classic Horror 2 by Kevin MacLeod Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

CRONENBERG CHRISTMAS IS HERE!

Our annual tradition of graphic violence and holiday cheer continues with a deep dive into one of the most popular David Cronenberg films in his arsenal: 1981's SCANNERS.

Anthony and Alix take a deep dive into the early stages as "Telepathy 2000" in the 70s, how the special effects team managed to make a head explode so organically it turned into a meme (spoiler alert: required a shotgun), and the film's rise as a Midnight movie!

Also, plenty of tangents and a look at how the team is topping off 2020!

Classic Horror 2 by Kevin MacLeod 
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License