We Love Movies Sweeps

You could win a YEAR OF MOVIE TICKETS!

We Love Movies Sweeps
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open only to legal residents of the 50 U.S. and D.C. who are at least 18 years of age (or the age of majority in the jurisdiction of their residence, whichever is older) and who have an active email account and Internet access as of 5/5/15. The Promotion Period begins at 9:00:00 a.m. PT on 5/6/15 and ends at 8:59:59 a.m. PT on 8/16/15 and is comprised of 103 separate and distinct Sweepstakes Periods, with each Sweepstakes Period lasting for one (1) day beginning at 9:00 a.m. PT on one calendar date and ending at 8:59:59 a.m. PT on the following calendar date during the Promotion Period. Entries from each Sweepstakes Period will not roll over to a subsequent Sweepstakes Period. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning dependent upon total number of eligible entries received during each Sweepstakes Period. Limit of 1 entry/pp/Sweepstakes Period. One (1) Grand Prize Winner will be randomly selected for each Sweepstakes Period from all eligible entries received during that particular Sweepstakes Period. 103-Grand Prizes: one (1) Fandango Promotional Code worth up to $720.00 USD good toward the purchase of movie tickets on www.Fandango.com or via the Fandango mobile app and valid until 8/30/16 (ARV: $720.00 USD). See complete Official Rules at http://www.fandango.com/sweepstakesrules/welovemovies for complete prize details, retail values and alternate method of entry. Sponsor: Fandango, LLC.

Horror Movie News

Watch Out for These Mind-Control Movies

Scanners

David Cronenberg's thriller Scanners, out on Criterion DVD and Blu-ray this week, arrived in theaters in early 1981 following in the wake of mind-control movies like Carrie and The Fury, both directed by Brian De Palma. All three movies focused on the darker possibilities of mind control in the modern age, which fit the tenor of the times. In contrast, the first installments of the Star Wars series argued for a more complex view, but those films were categorized as science fiction, and we can't imagine anyone defending the idea of using the Force to fly a modern jet fighter nowadays.

How have things played out in mind-control movies since Scanners was released -- for good or for "the dark side"? Consider a few examples.

 

Firestarter (1984)

Firestarter

Her parents took part in an experimental drug study, and now young Drew Barrymore can start fires just by thinking about them. Unless you forgot your matches and need to start a campfire, we'll have to classify this one as a "dark side" mind-control movie.

 

The Puppet Masters (1994)

The Puppet Masters

Even more terrifying than the idea of mind-controlling humans is the thought that slimy little alien creatures might seize command of our brains, as illustrated in this tight and twisty thriller.

 

Disturbing Behavior (1998)

Disturbing Behavior

A collision of high tech and mind control alters the behavior of unruly high school students, but it affects them more profoundly -- and for the worse -- than anticipated.

 

Carrie (2013)

Carrie

The remake gave Carrie a little more opportunity to show the destructive power of her mind. It also demonstrated more explicitly her reluctance to use her abilities and that she felt remorse for what she'd done. Except for getting revenge on the mean kids who'd bulled her -- that was sweet.

 

Patrick: Evil Awakens (2014)

Patrick: Evil Awakens

Patrick is described to a new nurse as "brain dead," but it soon becomes apparent to her that the comatose young man is capable of communicating with her -- and controlling her, as well, in a most unpleasant manner.

 

Like it? Share it:

Next Article by

Quiz: Which 'Planes 2' Character Are You?

Quiz: Which 'Planes 2' Character Are You?

Send Me FanText

Thanks for signing up!

By entering your mobile number and clicking "SIGN ME UP!", you consent to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and authorize Fandango and its service providers to deliver FanTexts and other promotional texts to your mobile phone. Text marketing authorization is not required for any purchase from Fandango. Message and data rates may apply. We will not send more than 5 msgs/month. You can unsubscribe at any time by texting "STOP" or seek help by texting "HELP" to "FNDGO" (36346).

×