Episode 227: Craven Some Cronenberg IV | SCANNERS
Publisher |
Ryne Barber
Media Type |
audio
Podknife tags |
Alcohol
Comedy
Horror
Movies
Reviews
TV & Film
Categories Via RSS |
Film Reviews
TV & Film
Publication Date |
Sep 23, 2022
Episode Duration |
01:07:11

We return to Cronenberg in the early middle period of his career with Scanners, a film that does not focus as much on the body horror element of Cronenberg's usual themes but instead on the science fiction that goes into telepathy, as well as the science that can often cause so much damage if poorly researched. We dive into the influences in Scanners like the thalidomide fiasco in the '60s, as well as discussing the nature of this film's exposition dumps, its acting, special effects, and a whole lot more. We are also drinking Sam Adams' Octoberfest!

Approximate timeline

0:00-12:00 Intro 12:00-20:00 Beer talk 20:00-end Scanners

Next up: back to Craven with Deadly Friend!

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