Chiller
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Credits
Title: Chiller
Directed by: Wes Craven
Written by: J.D. Feigelson
Produced by: J.D. Feigelson; Richard Kobritz; Andy House [1]
Music by: Dana Kaproff
Cinematography: Frank Thackery
Edited by: Duane Hartzell
Production
Released: May 22nd, 1985
Rating: Unrated
Running time: 104 min.
Country: USA
Language: English
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Chiller is an American television horror film with elements of science fiction. It was directed by Wes Craven and written by J.D. Feigelson. It was produced by J.D. Feigelson Productions, Frozen Man Productions and Polar Films and first aired on CBS on May 22nd, 1985. The premise of the film involves a man named Miles Creighton who successfully undergoes cryonic suspension. When he awakens in the future however, he emerges psychologically deranged and sets out to do away with those he feels are detrimental to the company that his late father had started - by any means necessary. Chiller stars Michael Beck as Miles Creighton, Beatrice Straight as his mother, Marion Creighton, Laura Johnson as Leigh Kenyon and Dick O'Neill as Clarence Beeson.

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Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The tagline for this film is, "The nerve-tingling story of a man brought back to life...without his soul!".
  • Chiller was first released to home video in VHS format by Ace Video/Edde Entertainment in 1993. It was released on DVD in Region 1 format by Leisure Entertainment on January 8th, 2002. It was re-released with new packaging art by Direct Source Label on April 1st, 2004.
  • This is the only work in the horror genre for actor Michael Beck.
  • This is actress Laura Johnson's first work in the horror genre. She is also known for playing Doctor Alyce Hunter in the 1989 television movie Nick Knight.
  • Actor Dick O'Neill is also known for playing a character named Warren in the 1981 werewolf movie Wolfen. This is his only other work in the horror genre.
  • A copy of the home video VHS version of this film can be seen in the 2013 documentary Rewind This!.
  • The original VHS release of the film cuts out several minutes from the beginning, which details the cryonic suspension process.

Recommendations[edit | edit source]

Psycho-Thrillers

1980s horror films

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Associate producer Andy House is credited as Anderson G. House in this film.

Keywords[edit | edit source]

1980s | Corpse | Cryogenic suspension | Dead animals | Detective || Doctor | Dogs | Gunshot victims | Hospital | Newscaster | Nurse | Officer | Orderly | Psychopath | Secretary | Technician

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