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Chiller (1985)

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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Wes Craven

Writer:

J.D. Feigelson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Edward Blackoff ... 2nd Technician
Kenneth White Kenneth White ... Technician #1
Ned Wertimer ... Mr. Hanna
Wendy Goldman ... Secretary
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wes Craven's Chiller See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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

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An NTSC video version of Chiller released in 1993 by Ace Video/Edde Entertainment, is missing some scenes, including the cryogenics plotline that appears before the opening title. See more »

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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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Decent film from Craven
26 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Chiller (1985)

** (out of 4)

Wes Craven's made for TV flick is frozen from the get go and never goes anywhere. In the film, a man returns to life after being frozen for ten years and guess what he does? If you guessed he goes on a killing spree then you've just saved yourself 80-minutes. Just looking at the film you can tell Craven didn't have much hope in the film because you can't see any of the typical Craven trademarks. The story itself is rather lame and it's nothing new so there's not much to get excited over. There isn't any gore since this was made for television but there's also no suspense, no humor and no good performances. Paul Sorvino has a small role but even he's sleepwalking.


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