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Scanners III: The Takeover (1991)

R  |  Video  |   |  Action, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  14 May 1992 (USA)
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A young female scanner turns from a sweet young thing into a murderous, power-crazed villain after she takes an experimental drug developed by her father. Her brother, who is also a scanner... See full summary »

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Liliana Komorowska ...
Helena Monet
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Joyce Stone
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Alex Monet
Colin Fox ...
Elton Monet
Daniel Pilon ...
Michael
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Mark Dragon (as Peter Wright)
Sith Sekae ...
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Harry Hill ...
Dr. Baumann
Claire Cellucci ...
Suzy
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Mitch
Chip Chuipka ...
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Max
Sylvain Beauchamps ...
Rufus
Gaston Perreault ...
Bennie
Michel Perron ...
Charlie
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A young female scanner turns from a sweet young thing into a murderous, power-crazed villain after she takes an experimental drug developed by her father. Her brother, who is also a scanner, is the only one powerful enough to stop her. Written by Anonymous

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A few actors from Scanners II: The New Order make appearances in this entry. For instance, Jason Cavalier from The New Order (with the exploding tumor) here plays a punk leader. See more »

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When Alex scans a security guard to fly off his chair, one can clearly see that the wall the guard hits, shakes and moves as if made from cardboard. See more »

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Helena Monet: Let's make it with the naked nasty.
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Featured in Inside Scan: The Takeover (2005) See more »

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Finale (excerpt of 'Don Giovanni')
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Iconic exploding head
9 April 2014 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

'Scanners 3: The Takeover' is actually a bit of a mini-epic. It doesn't have half the budget of the previous film and there are some off-the-wall, kooky performances from almost all of the characters but this is definitely the better – and by better, I mean camp fun - of the 2 films. The film begins with an introduction to Alex Monet, a brash Scanner that has reduced his abilities to a literal party trick. When he absent-mindedly kills his best friend at one such party, he decides, in an effort of contrition, to find a way to better hone his powers. This leads him to the Buddhist monasteries of Tibet. Meanwhile, his sister, Helena Monet, (who is the heir to the pharmaceutical company that is working on a 'cure' for the previously-described side effects of the scanning mutation) is experimenting with said drug, turning her into a power-hungry megalomaniac. Much as the original 'Scanners' introduced the ability to control computers, Helena attempts to control people by passing a 'scanner signal' through pre-recorded video. When Alex returns, it is a cat and mouse game pitting brother against sister.

There is no doubt in my mind that the spark that inspired these follow-ups was the singularly iconic exploding head from the original and these sequels do not let down. There is a surplus of gooey gore and a sense that each death is an attempt to outdo the last. If you're after the headier (no pun intended) aspirations of Cronenberg, you are bound to be disappointed with these. If you are hoping to see fountains of blood spewing from the skulls of random characters, this is the place.


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