David Cronenberg's Scanners (1982)
A group of women who took an experimental tranquilizer during their pregnancies. Their offspring are now adults and have become 'scanners', powerful telekinetics. Michael Ironside stars as a megalomaniac who wants to create an army of scanners to take over the world.
Winner of the International Fantasy Film Award at the 1983 Fantasporto Film Festival.
Director David Cronenberg has proved to be a durable and interesting filmmaker. His latest film "A Dangerous Method" continues his search into the human mind.
"Like Tod Browning, Cronenberg doesn't have the stylistic resources to match the forcefulness of his ideas, but his movies remain in the mind for the pull of their private obsessions." - Chicago Reader