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The Gratuitous B-Movie Column: Scanners III: The Takeover

September 20, 2017 | Posted by Bryan Kristopowitz
Scanners III: The Takeover

The Gratuitous B-Movie Column Issue #428: Scanners III: The Takeover

Scanners September: Week 3

Hello, everyone, and welcome once again to the internets movie review column that has never once thought about going to Thailand to mellow out, The Gratuitous B-Movie Column, and I am your host Bryan Kristopowitz. In this issue, issue number four hundred and twenty-eight, “Scanners” September continues with Scanners III: The Takeover, which hit home video in May of 1992.

Scanners III: The Takeover

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Scanners III: The Takeover, also known as Scanners 3: The Takeover, is the second Scanners sequel directed by Christian Duguay, and, much like Scanners II: The New Order, it has very little, if anything, to do with the first Scanners by David Cronenberg. In fact, The Takeover has almost nothing to do with The New Order, which came out one year before The Takeover. I have no idea why the movie’s producers and director Duguay didn’t do a direct sequel to The New Order or why The Takeover is a part three instead of a part six, but The Takeover is a highly entertaining bit of low budget sci-fi horror action insanity. It may even be better than The New Order.

The Takeover stars Steve Parrish as Alex Monet, a scanner who, after accidentally killing his best friend while fucking around at a Christmas party (people at the party egged Alex on to do a “scanner trick” that ended with Alex’s best friend being launched off a tall building), decides to go off to Thailand to meditate and center himself and whatnot. While Alex hangs out in Thailand dealing with his guilt and shit, his sister Helena (the uber sexy Liliana Komorowska) tries to live her life in the big city as best she can. She has a good job, an attentive friend (Joyce Stone, as played by Valerie Valois. Joyce also happens to be Alex’s girlfriend), and a doting scientist father (Elton Monet, as played Colin Fox). Her scanning powers, though, are a major problem, as Helena gets splitting headaches again and again. After taking out some muggers while shopping with Joyce, Helena finds out that her father has been working on a new scanner drug called EPH-3. This new drug, which is still considered experimental when she finds out about it, is supposed to help with the scanner headaches and make life easier for scanners. However, since EPH-3 is, again, considered experimental, it may have debilitating side effects. Helena’s old scanner drugs are just not cutting it anymore. She needs some kind of new relief. So Helena decides to become a kind of guinea pig for her father’s new scanner drug. What’s the worst that could happen?

As soon as Helena attaches the EPH-3 apparatus to the spot behind her ear she starts to feel better. Her headaches are gone and, amazingly, she has a new confidence that she never quite had before. She feels as though she can seize the goddamn day and, who knows, maybe take over the world one day? So with that new confidence Helena decides to start acting in her own self-interest. She makes a fool of famous person and sort of business client Mark Dragon (Peter Wright), she takes out her old tormenter, the sleazy as hell Dr. Baumann (Harry Hill), in the classic scanner way (it’s a head explosion that rivals the first movie’s head explosion, and Helena takes a polaroid of it, which is just hilarious), and she kills her father. Kills her father? The guy who doted on her so much?

Yes. One of the side effects of the new EPH-3 is a kind of paranoia that makes the user a telepathic psycho. Helena wants to continue to use EPH-3 to “make her life better,” and she sees her father as an impediment to that. Dr. Monet, even after seeing his daughter’s “success,” wants her to discontinue use of the drug. It’s killing her mind and making her dangerous. Well, that kind of talk is a threat, and Helena deals with it the only way she knows how: she gets naked, gets in her father’s hot tub, uses her scanner abilities to make him come to the hot tub, and then drowns him in that hot tub. Was he really asking for that? Helena thought so.

So after her father’s “apparent accidental death” in the hot tub, Helena tries to take over her father’s pharmaceutical company. However, her father’s right hand man/business partner Michael (Daniel Pilon) is against Helena taking over the family business. Dr. Monet had always intended for Alex to take over in the event that something happened to him. On top of that, Michael can see that Helena has changed and suspects that she could be directly responsible for her father’s death. Michael intends to track down Alex and make him aware of what’s going on. But where the heck is Alex in Thailand?

So Michael goes to Thailand, finds Alex, and tells him what the heck is going on. Alex, upset about his father’s death, isn’t all that interested in taking over the family business. Alex still has his own personal stuff to figure out, and doesn’t want to mess up that progress by going back home. The Buddhist monks Alex deal with in Thailand disagree with his assessment of his personal progress, but Alex still can’t get over what he did to his best friend.

It’s at this point that Alex finds out that it doesn’t really matter what he personally feels about his life progress, he needs to get back home and deal with his sister. See, she sent a scanner henchman to Thailand to shadow Michael and, when he found Alex, shadow him, too. The scanner henchman, who was also abused by Dr. Baumann back in the day and is a EPH-3 user, hires some local kung fu hooligans, gets them to kill Michael and assault Alex, hoping to kill him, too. However, Alex, despite being distraught about all of the violence around him, isn’t going down without a fight and uses his own scanning abilities to take out the hooligans and the scanner henchman (one of the greatest small explosions in low budget movie history). What the hell is really going on here? What has Helena set into motion?

So Alex goes back home, meets with Helena, and realizes she has to be stopped before she does something so horrible that she can’t walk back from it. At the same time, Helena is upset that her brother is back in town. She still loves him, sure, but she loves her new position in life more than him, and she isn’t going to allow him to screw up what she has managed to build. The family business has expanded into other areas of potential profitability. She thinks she’s found a way to mass produce EPH-3 without any nasty side effects. She has a cable network to exploit (she gets that while using her scanning ability on poor Mark Dragon, who dies in absolutely brutal fashion). And she thinks she’s found a way to exert her direct influence on people outside of the family business. Helena is also way more sexual than she ever was before. She isn’t giving up banging hot dudes who work for her for anyone. So sweet brother Alex can go fuck himself.

Eventhough Scanners III: The Takeover starts in essentially the same way as The New Order (The Takeover actually starts with a quick explanation of what the EPH drugs are but the movie doesn’t really need that opening explanation), once we find out who the scanners are you can tell that the movie is going to be different from The New Order. It’s going to be a little more personal and it’s going to deal with some actual scanner family stuff, something that the previous two movies only sort of touched on. And the scanner phenomena is also now more well-known and isn’t all that scary. You’d think that the knowledge of scanners would freak people out. I mean, telepaths that can control people minds and kill people with their minds? How is that not, at least, deeply concerning?

The Takeover is also even more action oriented than The New Order. The New Order actually seemed like it strived to be more of a sci-fi/horror movie. The Takeover makes an effort to feel more like an action movie. The Thailand subplot helps (think about how many action movies over the years feature people travelling to far off places to find themselves only to come back home to deal with violence), as well as the whole “Helena creates her own scanner army of henchmen” thing. The sequences on the roof, where Alex is being chased by heavily armed scanners are also a fine example of this. And check out the underwater scene. How many massive explosions do you see like that one? And check out that mugging scene in the alley. That’s a great action scene. And since we don’t see what happens to the muggers after they go into the garbage truck, that’s how you know The Takeover is more of an action movie. A horror movie would have shown those muggers getting crushed to death.

That exploding motorcycle stunt? Holy shit. That’s all I can say about it. You have to see it. Again, holy shit.

The scenes in Thailand were apparently actually filmed in Thailand, which is always a worthwhile action movie location. It would have been cool if Alex engaged in some actual martial arts fighting while doing the scanning thing, but that doesn’t happen. I would like to know why the Buddhist monks that train Alex to calm his mind and all that didn’t also teach him martial arts as part of that calming plan. Maybe the production didn’t have enough time to get Steve Parrish in fighting shape? At least the actual Thailand locals kick ass as real deal martial artists and stuntmen.

The Takeover is also the first Scanners movie to feature on screen nudity, which helps give the movie a sleazy quality that even the first movie didn’t try to do. That seems weird considering that David Cronenberg directed that movie, but that’s the way the franchise worked itself out. I’m also going to assume that the nudity is in the movie to give it an extra selling point on the video store shelf. Yes, The Takeover has gore and action in it, but it also has nudity! Boobs! Wouldn’t you rather watch that than two or more people having a conversation? Of course you would. And, heck, when you have an actress as hot and sexy as Liliana Komorowska and she’s willing to disrobe, why wouldn’t you take advantage of it? Valerie Valois also gets naked, too, which is cool. Now, I don’t want to oversell this nudity like The Takeover is some softcore cable porno movie. It isn’t. But the boobs on display her provide another dimension to the movie. Why did it take three movies to get to that dimension?

The end credits do not have music playing over them. In fact, I don’t think The Takeover even has a theme like the first two movies. Why is that? I don’t get it. It’s not like the ending is so shocking that the movie doesn’t need music over the credits.

And then there’s the way the story plays out at the end. Helena’s big scheme doesn’t play as big as it should be. If she’s trying to take over the world, shouldn’t she be using her TV signal to overwhelm other stations and take them over, too? The football scene is pretty cool, though. How often do you see stock footage sequences end with someone’s brains oozing out of a football helmet?

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The main cast is great. Steve Parrish, who actually gets third billing in the opening and ending credits, is a fine, conflicted hero as Alex. He sells the whole “needing to go to Thailand to deal with his personal issues” thing, which could have been ridiculous with a lesser actor. Parrish also sells the “manipulating people with his mind” thing, which is what all good scanner actors need to do. I do wish he engaged in some martial arts stuff as that would have made his Thailand excursion so much cooler. Parrish has only done a few things in his career (his imdb says that he took time off from his acting career to raise his son, which is commendable), but it seems like he’s trying to get back into the acting game. I’d like to see more from him.

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Lilian Komorowska is brilliant as Helena. She’s sweet and nice at first, but when she starts taking the EPH-3 drug she becomes damn near demonic. And that’s awesome. She’s mean, she’s awful, and she has no problem killing people to get her way because, goddamit, she wants more from life. And she’s also incredibly sexy, which makes watching her onscreen easier. Check out the scene where she discovers she can manipulate people through a video camera. If you don’t find that sequence hot as hell there’s something wrong with you. My favorite Komorowska scene? The one where she makes Peter Wright’s Mark Dragon jump into an empty pool. Compare that to her first scene with Dragon in the restaurant. That scene was funny. The pool scene? It will make you cringe. The exploding head thing is pretty awesome, too. Komorowska really sells that bit. After The Takedown why didn’t she become a bigger horror or sci-fi star? She should have. She really should have.

Valerie Valois also does a fine job as Joyce Stone, Alex’s girlfriend. You feel for her when Alex goes away and she’s forced to interact with Helena, and when Helena starts manipulating her you feel even more for her. Is she even going to survive Helena’s rampage? Daniel Pilon does a god job as Michael, Dr. Monet’s right hand man who is suspicious of Helena and her new behavior. I think you’ll be surprised at how bad things go for him. The same goes for Peter Wright, the poor Mark Dragon. Check out what he goes through.

And then there’s the great Colin Fox as Elton Monet. He gives the movie both a humor and a gravitas that only he could, as he knows how to be both super serious and kind of goofy effortlessly. His hot tub death scene is a great example of what I’m talking about here. Fox goes from being pissed off and terrified about what’s happening in front of him to shocked and goofy while being forced by his naked daughter to drown himself in the tub. It’s an amazing scene.

And Scanners III: The Takeover is an amazing sequel. It’s fun, terrifying, sexy, and superbly entertaining. It peters out a bit at the end, but it still strives to be super watchable. I said at the beginning that The Takeover may be better than Scanners II: The New Order. After writing about it and thinking about it, The Takeover is better than The New Order. It has nothing to do with the superior Scanners, but it’s still worth seeing. Track it down and check it out.

See Scanners III: The Takeover. See it, see it, see it. It’s awesome.

So what do we have here?

Dead bodies: Around 20. It can’t be less than that.

Explosions: Yes, both big and small. A big improvement over The New Order.

Nudity?: Yes, and it’s pretty goddamn awesome.

Doobage: Bullshit about “the scanner gene,” a big hooha Christmas party where scanners are allowed to attend, a sweet necklace, a scanning demonstration that ends badly, body falling, a brief scanner meltdown, car window smashing, testicle kicking, attempted rape, body flinging, off screen death via garbage truck crusher, a nifty briefcase, a freaky flashback, abuse, pills in the refrigerator for some reason, bird shit, exploding bird, bird feathers, meditation, spilled champagne, forced dancing, an impromptu striptease, boxer shorts that have kissy lips on them, guy being flung into a piano, exploding bloody fingertip, mega exploding head, a flashlight that subdue scanners, attempted tranquilizer gun attack, needle through the tongue, a scanner army, a forced death inside of a hot tub, apple crushing, customs bullshit, a slow motion kick to the face, referee kicking, serious neck breaking, more body flinging, scanner kung fu, 3-wheel taxi stealing, exploding 3-wheel taxi, cigar smoking, a scary speech, sex with a guy named George, some very hot red lingerie, a bit where a guy is forced to extinguish a cigar in his hand, a laptop computer, death via guy being forced to dive into a pool with no water in it, a sort of sex tape, forced cigar smoking, an old motorcycle, a hot blonde nurse, attempted sex on a pool table, a sort of scanner mafia, a torture table with duel lasers, a wicked window jump stunt, a motorcycle/short bus chase through the streets of the big city, seriously red eyes, shotgun hooey, an insane exploding motorcycle stunt, forced swimming, an underwater scanner fight, a second exploding head that could actually be an entire exploding body because the whole thing takes place underwater and we only see the aftermath of it, more sex, meditation, a rooftop scanner fight, grappling hook hooey, Uzi attack, exploding statue, multiple shotgun explosions, bloody arm removal, windshield wiper hooey, a funny autopsy bit, a violent decapitation during a football game on TV, fried chicken hooey, forced bullet to the head suicide, woman thrown through a glass window, death by swirling door that somehow turns a guy’s body to bloody mush, multiple fake walls, exploding TV equipment, a collapsing TV set, bulging heads, a gross as hell neck bulge, electrocution, and a bizarre ending.

Kim Richards?: None.

Gratuitous: Scanners 3 instead of Scanners III, people talking about scanners, scanner butt grabbing, Thailand, Colin Fox, swanky restaurant with a live piano player, a TV guy named Dragon who is a douchebag, exploding head, a flashlight that can subdue scanners somehow, Path of Enlightenment book, a guy reading Shakespeare at bedtime for some reason, loud music, a 3-wheeled motor taxi, Thai kickboxing, a yuppie douchebag exercise bike, rape accusations, an explanation of internal scanner rage, a pathologist washing his hands while listening to classical music, stock footage of a football game that everyone in the world is allegedly watching, a lack of closing credits music, and a misspelled last credit.

Best lines: “You know what they say, the moment that they look at you they have you,” “Scan? You guys talking about scanners?,” “Party pooper,” “Come on, Alex, you can do better than that,” “Hey, lady, suck on this!,” “I haven’t scanned anyone since I was twelve years old,” “Helena, are you all right? I have a headache, Dad,” “As you know, there’s no such thing as a scanner lab rat,” “You stupid creature,” “What’s with her?,” “What exactly am I doing here Mr. Dragon?,” “You want to be the big cheese one day? Watch a master at work,” “Don’t take it personal, Mark, but you just fucked with the wrong person,” “Hey, lady, looking for someone?,” “Did you ever play doctor when you were a kid?,” “I killed my best friend with my special power,” “It’s the drug! Take it off!,” “Nothing personal, Daddy, but with you around I’d never get control of your company,” “Welcome to Thailand. Yeah, right,” “There’s a long way between theory and practice,” “Hey, Alex! Long way from Bauman’s clinic, huh?,” “Do you have a girlfriend? Yes. Ditch her. You’re going to be a very. Busy. Boy,” “Ooh, yeah, let’s make it with the naked nasty,” “Helena? Who the hell let you in here?,” “Well, let me tell you something, you don’t have a hope in hell, because I, personally, a, going to rip off your balls and shove them down your throat. I don’t have any balls, Mark,” “How about a nice, cool dip in the old pool?,” “It was deliberate, calculated, cold-blooded murder!,” “Can you keeps a secret? Yeah, they’re not real,” “Faster! Faster!,” “I had to kill a man today,” “I hate this bloody city,” “I wanted to get you between the sheets but this is ridiculous,” “Who are you? I’m temporary. Not too temporary, I hope,” “Mind if I use your phone? Is it a local call?,” “Are you ready for the second act? I’ll give you a second act,” “Give it a rest, Helena,” and “You pathetic weakling!”

Rating: 8.5/10.0

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Things to Watch Out For This Week

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Cartels: This is the latest low budget Steven Seagal movie, although, from the reviews I’ve read for it, big Steve isn’t in it all that much. Instead, the movie is more of a Luke Goss deal with Seagal showing up to beat some people up and shoot some guns and whatnot. George St.-Pierre is also in this (he was last seen in Captain America: The Winter Soldier). This movie had a small theatrical release a few months ago. Keoni Waxman is listed as the director and co-writer for this. Anyone out there see this?

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Wonder Woman: This is the biggest movie from this past summer and is likely going to be a big hit on home video, especially in the run up to Justice League this November. I thought it was pretty good, certainly the best of the DC Cinematic Universe movies up to now. Gal Gadot does a great job as Wonder Woman, and there’s some cool stuff in it (the big trench scene, all of the stuff in Wonder Woman’s homeland). The movie loses itself at the end, not so much because of the amount of special effects used in the final fight, but because the final fight really doesn’t fit in with anything we’ve seen in the movie up until that point. The final fight feels more like something from a Zack Snyder movie. All director Patty Jenkins needed to do was have the big fight happen in the day, in the sun. That would have fixed the final fight. It will be interesting to see how Wonder Woman 2 works out.

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Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars: This is the second sort of animated sequel to the greatest movie ever made, Starship Troopers. Ed Neumeier wrote it, and Casper Van Dien and Dina Meyer provide their voices for Johnny Rico and Dizzy Flores, respectively. This received a one night theatrical release (I believe Fathom Events was involved in that release). I still haven’t seen the first Starship Troopers animated sequel, Invasion, so I have no idea if this animated version of the Starship Troopers world is a good thing or a bad thing. The trailer makes it look like an extended cinematic scene from a video game, similar to those Resident Evil animated movies (Sony released both). I don’t know, this looks cool, but animated movies like this one can be real hit and miss. Probably worth a rental, just to see how good it is. Anyone out there see this? Anyone at all?

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The Bad Batch: This movie is apparently some kind of batshit insane deal, made by Ana Lily Amirpour, the director of that black and white Iranian vampire movie, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. The reviews I’ve read for it have been all over the map, with some people really digging it, some people despising it, and some people not getting it. Jason Momoa is in it, as are Keanu Reeves, Jim Carrey, Giovanni Ribisi, and Suki Waterhouse. This looks like another rental, just to see what the heck it’s really all about. I’m mega curious about it. Does it really live up to its reputation and work despite being weird as hell, or is it one of those deals that’s just weird as hell just because it can be weird as hell? Anyone out there see this? Anyone at all? Perhaps at a film festival of some kind?

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Atomica: This low budget sci-fi flick was originally known as Deep Burial and it apparently had some sort of theatrical release. I have no idea where or when that was, but I’m guessing that the distribution outfit, Syfy Films, is similar to the Chiller Films shingle that released Camera Obscura not that long ago. Anyway, Atomica features Tom Sizemore, Dominic Monaghan, and Hahn Cho, among others. I’d like to know why the title was changed. Deep Burial doesn’t really tell you what the hell the movie is about, but then what the hell does Atomica mean? And what other movies do Syfy Films have at the ready to release?

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B-Movie News

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Jamie Lee Curtis set to star in the new Halloween? What?: And not only is Curtis set to star in the new Halloween, she’s staring as Laurie Strode, the character she played in the first two movies and then again in H20 and Resurrection. However, how is that possible when Strode was killed by Michael Myers at the beginning of Resurrection? It was expected that David Gordon Green and Danny McBride, the team behind the new slasher flick, would sort of ignore everything done after the original Halloween II, but it sure as heck is going to be weird seeing Curtis play Laurie as an older woman again.

Now, we don’t know what the story for the new Halloween flick is or what the actual title is (Halloween Returns is a title mentioned every so often, but wasn’t that the name of the one that the Weinsteins were going to make like ten years ago?). The story at Variety seems to think that whatever this next Halloween actually is it will be the real deal final one. Does anyone really believe that?

John Carpenter is still involved in some capacity, as a producer and soundtrack maker, and I’m guessing that the reason he’s involved is he wants a chance to finally end the monster he created back in 1978. But, again, does that make any sense, and does anyone really believe it?

I don’t. Michael Myers and Halloween are still a viable franchise (if it wasn’t a viable franchise no one would want to make another one) and it makes no sense to finish it when there’s a chance to make more money with more sequels. I also think it’s high time that everyone forget that whole “Halloween anthology series” thing that Carpenter and Debra Hill wanted to do after the original Halloween II. The actual movie concept is fine, but it can’t be called Halloween. Halloween belongs to Michael Myers.

This next Halloween is set to appear next October, on 10/19/2018.

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John Wick: Chapter 3 coming in 2019: And not only is Chapter 3 coming in 2019, it is coming on May 17th, 2019, at the beginning of the big hooha summer movie season. That means John Wick will be battling it out for box office supremacy against the big superhero tent pole movies (the fourth The Avengers should be out around that time). Is that a good idea? The previous two John Wick movies came out in October and February, somewhat less competitive movie seasons compared to the summer. Can Keanu Reeves really compete against those much bigger movies?

Probably not. But then, Chapter 3 likely won’t cost as much as any of the big superhero movies, so it won’t have to make as much money as those movies to be considered a success. And if Chapter 3 is better than Chapter 2, there’s a chance that Chapter 3 could become one of those “word of mouth” movies that just grow and grow with each week in theatres. That probably isn’t going to happen, but, hey, there’s nothing wrong with hoping for it, right?

I can’t wait for this movie to come out. I want to know how the heck Wick is going to survive in a world that’s essentially out to get him. He can’t seek refuge in The Continental, he broke the rules, so how does he get around and live with no safe space? As we’ve seen in the first two movies, Wick’s enemies have no problem going directly at him and blowing his shit up. And, as we’ve seen, Wick has no problem killing as many people as possible to survive. What the heck is Wick’s body count going to be when Chapter 3 begins and ends?

Man, John Wick is awesome, isn’t he?

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The Master starring Lee Van Cleef and Sho Kosugi coming to home video!: We don’t know when, exactly, The Master is coming to home video from the fine folks at Kino Lorber, but it is happening at some point, and that fact should make everyone very, very excited.

The Master was a show about ninjas that aired on NBC back in the 1980’s. Lee Van Cleef starred, and Kosugi appeared every often as a guy hunting Van Cleef. The show only lasted 13 episodes, but it was a biggish hit on home video, as the episodes were edited together to create a series of movies. And up until this Kino Lorber announcement those VHS movies were the only way to see The Master. Well, I believe the first The Master movie was lampooned via Mystery Science Theater 3000 and could have appeared on one of those Shout! Factory compilations, and there are some cheap multi-movie DVD sets that have the first movie on them. I don’t think the show ever re-aired on the Sci Fi Channel or anything like that. I am surprised that it hasn’t shown up on a streaming service, as streaming services need content, and why not make The Master part of your content package?

I watched this show when it first aired but haven’t seen it since. Kosugi was the big draw for me, as I’d imagine it was for most people who saw Revenge of the Ninja on HBO back then. I hope that the upcoming set gets a special feature or two, like a documentary on how the show was put together, but if all we get is the show I’ll be more than satisfied. Getting The Master on modern home video is a big goddamn deal. And rest assured, when this set does come out and I get my hands on it, I will review it and nerd out over it. It’s The Master, man.

Who else is excited about this? Who else can’t wait to see The Master on home video again?

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Scanners III: The Takeover

Liliana Komorowska– Helena Monet
Valerie Valois– Joyce Stone
Steve Parrish– Alex Monet
Colin Fox– Elton Monet
Daniel Pilon– Michael
Peter Wright– Mark Dragon
Harry Hill– Dr. Baumann
Sith Sekae– Monk

Directed by Christian Duguay
Screenplay by B.J. Nelson, Julie Richard, and David Preston, based on characters created by David Cronenberg

Distributed by Republic Pictures Home Video, Screen Media Ventures, and Shout! Factory

Rated Rfor graphic violence, language, and nudity
Runtime– 101 minutes

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