WAIT... there's a SEQUEL!?!?!
The sequels, in which David Cronenberg did not participate, aren't very good. For some reason (bad scriptwriting, most likely), the scanners suddenly possess telekinetic powers, so that they can make inanimate objects fly around instead of just being able to manipulate peoples' minds and bodies. The only really good thing about SCANNERS II is that it has Isabelle Mejias in it.
Legend, oh legend, the third wheel legend...always in the way.