CHILLER

Violence and themes

Film synopsis

Chiller , Wes Craven’s (The Last House on the Left, The Hills Have Eyes) follow up to A Nightmare on Elm Street, was created with Salem’s Lot producer Richard Kobritz, and involves a case of cryogenic suspension gone horribly wrong.
A wealthy industrialist (Michael BeckThe Warriors) arranges for his body to be kept on ice in a high-tech cryonic chamber with instructions to later restore him to life. Thanks to a computer malfunction, Beck emerges from the frozen crypt as a soulless, evil madman, a corporate tyrant with an appetite for destruction. So evil, in fact, that his own mother (Beatrice StraightPoltergeist) decides to destroy him! Paul Sorvino is excellent (Goodfellas) as a preacher who suspects something isn’t right in this psycho-slasher gem from horror mastermind, Wes Craven.

Running time

87 minutes

Country of origin

USA

Year of production

1985

Cast

Michael Beck
Beatrice Straight
Paul Sorvino

Director

Wes Craven

Producer

Richard Kobritz

Genres

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