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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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  (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
Location Management
Richard Davis Jr. .... location manager (as Richard Davis)
Music Department
Ted Roberts .... music editor
Other crew
Sam Bernstein .... production auditor
Shirley Bonner .... assistant: Mr. Kobritz
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
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Mimi Craven, Wes Craven's wife at the time cameos as Nurse Cooper.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »


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a typical corporate man, 26 April 2016
Author: Lee Eisenberg ( from Portland, Oregon, USA

One of Wes Craven's lesser known movies focuses on a cryogenically frozen man who gets brought back to life...but isn't exactly the same person. One might interpret "Chiller" as a look at the corporate world. This individual who previously was just like any ordinary person is suddenly an unfeeling, ruthless jerk. Isn't that the stereotype of the sort of people who crashed the economy a few years ago? It's not any kind of masterpiece but passable. As the unfrozen man, Michael Beck looks like Vigo in "Ghostbusters 2". I guess that the point is the same as in countless horror movies: we humans shouldn't try to play god. The rest of the cast includes Beatrice Straight ("Network" and "Poltergeist") and Paul Sorvino ("Goodfellas").

So, to riff on Princess Elsa, does the cold bother you anyway?

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