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Chiller -- 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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The nerve-tingling story of a man brought back to life...without his soul!
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A nice conundrum presented by Wes Craven See more (17 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Michael Beck ... Miles Creighton

Beatrice Straight ... Marion Creighton

Laura Johnson ... Leigh Kenyon

Dick O'Neill ... Clarence Beeson

Alan Fudge ... Dr. Stricklin

Craig Richard Nelson ... Dr. Collier

Paul Sorvino ... Reverend Penny

Jill Schoelen ... Stacey

Anne Seymour ... Mrs. Bunch
Russ Marin ... Dr. Sample

Jerry Lacy ... Jerry Burley
Edward Blackoff ... 2nd Technician
Kenneth White ... Technician #1

Ned Wertimer ... Mr. Hanna
Wendy Goldman ... Secretary
Joseph Whipp ... Detective

Brian Libby ... Orderly

Karen Huie ... Nurse #1
Melanie F. Williams ... Nurse #2
Perla Walter ... Night Nurse

Starletta DuPois ... Nurse
Mimi Craven ... Nurse Cooper (as Mimi Meyer-Craven)

Bill Dearth ... Officer #1
Roger Hampton ... Officer #2
Clare Nono ... Newscaster
William Forward ... Anesthesiologist

Directed by
Wes Craven 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
J.D. Feigelson  written by

Produced by
J.D. Feigelson .... producer
Andy House .... associate producer (as Anderson G. House)
Richard Kobritz .... executive producer
Original Music by
Dana Kaproff 
Cinematography by
Frank Thackery (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Duane Hartzell 
Casting by
Karen Rea 
Art Direction by
Charles L. Hughes 
Set Decoration by
James Hassinger 
Makeup Department
Richard J. Landon .... special makeup effects
Shane Mahan .... special makeup effects
Connie Nichols .... hair stylist
Mark Reedall .... makeup artist
John Rosengrant .... special makeup effects
Stan Winston .... special makeup effects
Tom Woodruff Jr. .... special makeup effects
Production Management
Andy House .... unit production manager (as Anderson G. House)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ian Bryce .... second assistant director
Stephen Lofaro .... first assistant director
Scott Printz .... dga trainee
Art Department
Guy Bushman .... property master
Sound Department
Thomas Causey .... sound mixer
William Hooper .... sound editor
Don MacDougall .... sound re-recording mixer
John L. Mack .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Tyler .... sound re-recording mixer
Earl Watson .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Ken Pepiot .... special effects coordinator
Anthony Cecere .... stunt coordinator
Carl Ciarfalio .... stunt double: Paul Sorvino
Camera and Electrical Department
Jiggs Garcia .... camera operator
Joe Garcia .... gaffer (as Joseph E. Garcia)
Brian D. Smith .... key grip
Casting Department
Joanne Zaluski .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Darryl M. Athons .... costumer: men
Deborah Hopper .... costumer: women
Editorial Department
Barbara J. Boguski .... assistant film editor
Vivian Hengsteler .... negative cutter
Music Department
Ted Roberts .... music editor
Other crew
Sam Bernstein .... production auditor
Shirley Bonner .... assistant: Mr. Kobritz
Richard Davis Jr. .... location manager (as Richard Davis)
Larry K. Johnson .... script supervisor
Steve Keller .... production assistant
Eileen McGuire .... assistant auditor
Jacqueline Roberts .... production coordinator
James Thornsberry .... production executive

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Wes Craven's Chiller" - USA (video box title)
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104 min
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Mimi Craven, Wes Craven's wife at the time cameos as Nurse Cooper.See more »
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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A nice conundrum presented by Wes Craven, 4 January 2002
Author: rsoonsa ( from Mountain Mesa, California

With this endeavour, director Wes Craven will not, in all probability, please many enthusiasts of his other films, the majority of which involve a good deal of violence and bloodletting, but he does a workmanlike job with this account of storage cryogeny which goes awry. Wealthy Marian Creighton (Bernice Straight) has kept her son Miles (Michael Beck) in cryogenic suspension for ten years since his death from a liver disease, and when a computer failure results in his sudden thawing, his mother decides upon immediate liver transplant surgery for him, a procedure not available at the time of his demise. Although this surgery is successful, and Miles resumes his former station as CEO of the family corporation, an issue arises as to how one might know of the possible lack of his spirit, or soul, whereas the other two elements of life, body and mind, have plainly been restored. The destructive behaviour of Miles is such that his mother and her clerical friend Reverend Penny (Paul Sorvino) begin to doubt that they should thank a higher power for delivering Marian's son to her, and a metaphysical inquiry becomes dominant in the film. Beatrice Straight gives, as ever, an excellent performance in her role, Paul Sorvino is tastefully nuanced as the troubled prelate, and Michael Beck obviously savours his part as the fulsome Miles, but Craven cannot seem to distance himself from his cinematic terror bromides, most of which become red herrings for a scenario which largely focusses upon ontology.

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