Cult Movie Essentials

Chiller (1985)

Wes Craven’s Chiller begins when Miles Creighton (Michael Beck) is cryonically preserved. When his storage tank malfunctions and begins to thaw, Miles is rushed to a hospital. His mother (Beatrice Straight), who has missed her son terribly during his 10-year incapacitation, arranges for surgeons there to perform a procedure that was not possible when Miles was originally frozen. The operation is a success and Miles revives.

Miles returns to the company which his father (now deceased) had started. He ruthlessly strips down anything that the company does not require to be profitable, and fires the man responsible for keeping the company running in Miles’ absence.

Then a series of mysterious deaths occur…

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