Chill was inspired by H. P. Lovecraft's horror classic Cool Air. It's a
decent enough horror story that unfortunately was made mediocre by some
really poor acting by leading man Thomas Calabro, who sleepwalked through
most of the movie.
Sam, an aspiring writer (Calabro), takes a job as a clerk in an inner
city grocery store owned by a former scientist. The scientist has a rare
skin condition that forces him to stay in sub-freezing temperatures, and
he basically lives in a giant cooler in the rear of the store.
Meanwhile, police are investigating the mysterious disappearance of two
local prostitutes. When the giant cooler develops a problem, Sam, who used
to repair air conditioners, offers to help, but while investigating the
cooler problem, Sam stumbles onto what may be the solution to the mystery
of the missing prostitutes.
While acting, especially by the lead, hurt this movie, the story was
still pretty well done, so it is worth watching as long as you accept it
for what it is: B-horror with a decent storyline.