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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.

Director:

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 »

Alternate Versions

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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a typical corporate man
26 April 2016 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

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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