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Chiller (1985)

TV Movie  -   -  Horror | 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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Miles Creighton
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Marion Creighton
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Leigh Kenyon
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Clarence Beeson
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Dr. Stricklin
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Dr. Collier
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Reverend Penny
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Stacey
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Mrs. Bunch
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Dr. Sample
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Jerry Burley
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Mr. Hanna
Wendy Goldman ...
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A man who has been dead and cryogenically preserved for ten years is miraculously revived, but with chillingly unexpected results. Written by Jeff Hole <jeffhole@aol.com>

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

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22 May 1985 (USA)  »

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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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Cold and detached, missed a chance for some fun
24 September 2002 | by (Manchester, England) – See all my reviews

Miles Creighton, ten years after his sudden death, thaws unexpectedly from cryogenic stasis and is returned to the living, in mind and body but, according to the film's presumption, missing his soul. As his behaviour slides from the obnoxious to the abominable, a family friend, the Reverend Penny, ponders the whereabouts of Miles' better third, and experiences a crisis of faith. Good or evil, altruism or selfishness, existentialism or abstinence - these are the dilemmas given to us in the exchanges between the Reverend and the Sociopath.

This film is as detached, cold and humourless as its protagonist, but does provide a few shocks, and the acting is fine. I thought a chance for a droll swipe at Corporate America (or wherever) was missed, in that his employees noticed so quickly how appalling his new policies were - this was the Eighties, after all, and the lack of a soul was considered a prerequisite for success in some quarters. Gordon Gecko himself might have taken a dose of the liquid nitrogen, if he thought it would give him an edge.

Although, unsurprisingly, the metaphysical questions posed by this film are not answered, it did make me think twice about the rent on Uncle Vern.


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