Chiller (1985)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  22 May 1985 (USA)
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Corporate exec Miles Creighton dies, and is cryogenically frozen in the hopes that he can be revived. 10 years later, the procedure is a success, and Miles returns--without his soul.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Miles Creighton
Marion Creighton
Leigh Kenyon
Clarence Beeson
Dr. Stricklin
Dr. Collier
Reverend Penny
Mrs. Bunch
Russ Marin ...
Dr. Sample
Jerry Burley
Edward Blackoff ...
2nd Technician
Kenneth White ...
Technician #1
Mr. Hanna
Wendy Goldman ...


A man who has been dead and cryogenically preserved for ten years is miraculously revived, but with chillingly unexpected results. Written by Jeff Hole <>

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The nerve-tingling story of a man brought back to life...without his soul!


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Release Date:

22 May 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Wes Craven's Chiller  »

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Mimi Craven, Wes Craven's wife at the time cameos as Nurse Cooper. See more »


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Good premise- horrible picture quality.
7 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This 80s film has a very good concept. What if you died and were cryogenically frozen immediately after, then thawed out years later. Would you be "soul-less?" Watch the film to find out.

Some very creepy moments but it's basically a dated 80s TV movie. Why bother releasing a film to DVD if there is no desire to enhance it? To make money I know, but, it's just wrong. The picture quality is awful and that's enough to make you want to shut it off. The "film" could stand a remake with a much broader scope because of it's interesting premise. There are a dime a dozen horror films out there but I don't think this approach to terror has often surfaced. What makes the film all the more relevant is the fact that man-kind could actually come face to face with this issue for real.

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