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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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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 »

Connections

Featured in The Schlocky Horror Picture Show: Chiller (1985) (2008) See more »

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Fairly Decent Little Flick, However It's A Bit Too Slow Paced
7 February 2005 | by callanvassSee all my reviews

This is a fairly decent little flick, however it's a bit too slow paced at times, and after a great start, it becomes a tad tedious,and a bit too silly for my liking. It has some creepy atmosphere at times, and the score is good, however, it can't rise above average, due to the slow pacing, and, unlikable characters. This was another movie i got from a DVD called Psychotic Connections. The Directing is decent.Wes Craven does a decent job here, great use of colors, some decent overhead shots, a very effective stalking scene at the beginning,some pretty cool zoom in's however the pace, is awful at times, and extremely inconsistent. There is no gore. The Acting is so so. Michael Beck does a decent job here, and seems to be having fun with his role, and was sort of menacing. Beatrice Straight is good as the Mother, and was okay in the dramatic sequences. Laura Johnson is very pretty and does what she has to do well. Dick O'Neill is okay here, and did what he had to do adequately. Paul Sorvino is so so, here and terribly miscast,he was amusing at times though. Jill Schoelen is beautiful!, and does great here, and is one of the great horror scream queens!. Overall worth a rental, but not much more, since it's only average at best. ** out of 5


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