I haven't watch much Cronenberg, but when Criterion released Scanners I picked it up. Going into it I didn't really have any idea what the movie was about, which is usually a good way to see a movie. The only thing I really knew about it was the famous exploding head, which just looks so epic.
Cronenberg does a good job getting in his audiences head, which I guess is what he's going for (especially with this film). Great use of practical special FX.