Production: 2002 Genre: Horror
Run Time: 18’ Format: ¾ Umatic High Band
the 50s some scientists to satisfy the science requests they were asked for,
experimented a medicine: the ephemerol , on the expectant mothers so to relieve
them from pain. Suddenly the medicine started to give terrible side effects:
children born by mothers that had been treated by the ephemerol were effected by
a syndrome that the scientists called “ Scanner “; terrible headache,
incontrollable angry fits, auditory and visual hallucinations were the symptoms
of this syndrome.
extraordinary telepathic and telekinetic powers were also the effects of this
people affected by “Scanners “ were used as human “ guinea pigs “ by
unscrupulous scientists of the time .Most of them died because of the bad
effects linked to the syndrome. Life
of people affected by it, was unbearable and painful, because of their ability
to hear the chattering of human soul that boomed and resounded constantly into
their miserable thoughts; but some of them survived, and went on living with
this sort of gift.
their children were the carriers of the “Scanner” gene. All the attempts to
cure them by a therapy based on new formula of the same medicine mixed with
psychotropic drugs, failed. This medicine determined addiction ad got the
patients to be real vegetables in a perpetual catatonic status.
the 90s, the Pharmacom, a world wide
acknowledged pharmaceutical firm
started to experiment the Eph4pro on few
surviving scanners patients, getting
results that were only apparently satisfying.
to these new experiments, the scanner gene has got different features, but its
potential is still unknown in some parts.
Grazia Plantamura, Silvano Picerno, Mariella Colonna
Taken from: SCANNERS by David Cronenberg
Screenplay : Giacomo Dimarno
Special FX digital: Paolo Cristallo
Music: Tangerine Dream e Ryuichi Sakamoto
Editor: Giacomo Dimarno