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The Chilling (1989)

R | | Horror | 11 March 1992 (USA)
The bodies at a cryogenic centre are defrosted by accident and turn into cannibalistic zombies.

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Guy Messenger (ghostwriter), Jack A. Sunseri
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Linda Blair ... Mary Hampton
Dan Haggerty ... Sergeant Vince Marlow
Troy Donahue ... Dr. Miller
Jack De Rieux Jack De Rieux ... Joseph Davenport Sr. (as Jack De Ruiex)
Ron Vincent Ron Vincent ... Joe Davenport, Jr.
Michael Jacobs Michael Jacobs ... Mark Evans
John Flanagan John Flanagan ... Steve Carson
Steve Gluck ... Jerry Kardell
Peggy Duncan Peggy Duncan ... Lisa Burton
Jack A. Sunseri Jack A. Sunseri ... Thug #1
Rick Blanchard ... Tony Rizzo, Thug #2
Jim Thrasher Jim Thrasher ... Thug #3
Roger Wallace Roger Wallace ... Thug #4
Neil O'Neill ... Dr. Nevin
Robert Clark Robert Clark ... KC Power Man #1
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Universal Cryogenics is doing a booming business in freezing the bodies of the recently dead in the hopes of defrosting them later when science has discovered a way to cure what ails them. Things are going well until the storage facility loses its power during a storm, threatening their frozen clients. To make matters worse, a lightning strike causes the bodies to revive as homicidal zombies. What has the cryogenic lab been doing to its customers to cause this kind of change, and can they stop the zombies before their rampage goes out of control? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gamma 693 See more »

Filming Locations:

Kansas City, Missouri, USA See more »

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Color
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Quotes

Sergeant Vince Marlow: Die you green bag of snot!
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At the end of the credits, the Copyright year is listed as "MCMLXXXVIV" to represent the year 1989. The correct Roman numeral representation is "MCMLXXXIX". See more »

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Let's Make Love, The Way It Used To Be
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The Dull and Bloodless Art of Cryogenics, with Linda Blair
13 December 2009 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

As to be expected, there's a pretty good reason why this film is so obscure and unknown in spite of dealing with the always-popular premise of zombies and starring the 80's B-movie queen Linda Blair, namely: it sucks! "The Chilling" is trying enormously hard – way too hard – to be a story with depth and factual background, whereas it should have just been a light-headed and gore-packed horror flick about frozen zombies. It takes an incredibly long time before anything remotely interesting or significant happens. There's a lot of drivel about cryogenics, which I learned in my physics class is the study of products and their behavior at extremely low temperatures. So naturally, in this film a bunch of people are studying the behavior of human corpses when deep frozen. Needless to say this is extremely boring, until two dim-witted night watchmen decide, during an electric power failure, that it's a good idea to put the metal-constructed cool cells outside at the heights of a thunderstorm. The coolers are struck by lightening, obviously, and the bodies spontaneously defrost and come to live to go on a murderous zombie rampage. "The Chilling" is a boring and surprisingly (for a late 80's effort, at least) gore-free horror film that doesn't even use up a quarter of its potential. All the painful attempts to build up an atmosphere of suspense and eeriness fail tremendously and I can't think of any reason why the zombie-attacks had to be so bloodless. Even in spite of the low budget available, they could have done better. The set pieces, make-up effects and costumes are pitiable. The research lab, for example, looks like a proper apartment flat whilst the zombies couldn't look less menacing with their green faces and foil-wrapped outfits. How Linda Blair managed to get involved yet again in such an embarrassing low-budgeted horror flick is a complete mystery. She's attracted to lousy B-movies like bees are to honey.


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