Chiller - Wes Craven (1985) Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
LEGACY’s edition of CHILLER has been trimmed from its original 105 minutes to 87 (this may actually be a GOOD thing!)
After an endlessly extended revival sequence in Wes Craven’s 1985 TV movie, the dead man doesn’t awake until 25 minutes into the story (an even longer wait if TV ads are factored in). During a board meeting, one actress clearly has more smudged mascara on her right eye, but exiting the room she appears to be wearing none at all. Only one of several continuity goofs in this tedious clunker.
The first victim of reanimated company CEO Miles is an older exec whose position is eliminated during that meeting, but the fellow croaks from nothing more nefarious than a staircase ascent and his bad heart.
Later, Miles huddles by a roaring fire in an overheated room, unable to warm himself. The point being he was defrosted not only sans a soul but with ice cold blood in his veins, literally and figuratively. By this film’s halfway point it’s blatantly apparent that more than Miles’ soul has gone AWOL: so has the viewer’s interest in watching the rest of this tripe.
Paul Sorvino as the priest is wasted, but so is your time if you stay tuned until the end. “Chiller” is ultimately an unmitigated disappointment for Wes Craven fans.
About Chiller - Wes Craven (1985)
Starring: Michael Beck, Edward Blackoff, Mimi Craven, Starletta DuPois, William Forward
Runtime: 87 minutes
Director: Wes Craven