The Mangler

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Movie Info

A laundry owner's (Robert Englund) employee falls victim to an ironing machine with a mind of its own.

Cast & Crew

Robert Englund
William "Bill" Gartley
Ted Levine
Officer John Hunton
Daniel Matmor
Mark Jackson
Jeremy Crutchley
J.J.J. Pictureman, Mortician
Vanessa Pike
Sherry Ouelette
Demetre Phillips
George Stanner
Vera Blacker
Mrs. Adelle Frawley
Ashley Hayden
Annette Gillian
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Critic Reviews for The Mangler

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Audience Reviews for The Mangler

  • Oct 31, 2014
    Batsh*t crazy would be a rather kind description of Tobe Hooper's The Mangler. Inspired by a Stephen King short story, a hard-nosed cop investigates a series of industrial "accidents" at a laundry company and comes to believe that the laundry press is possessed and is out for blood. Robert Englund and Ted Levine lead the cast, and are both incredibly awful; especially Levine, who angry acts through every scene. But the acting is only the beginning of the film's problems, as the script is atrocious and the special effects are terrible. On the plus side, so much is wrong with The Mangler that it turns out to be kind of laughably bad.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 01, 2012
    Truly terrible film that's falls under the banner of being so bad it is almost funny. Almost. England is playing it for laughs but Levine seems to be tackling it as if it's a Shakespeare tragedy and the combination really doesn't work. The short story by King is fun but there's no way there's enough here for a film and Hooper doesn't seem to have a clue how to tackle the material. Some very gory moments (unlike Hooper's classic Texas Chainsaw) and the whole thing has a TV movie feel to it. Avoid at all costs.
    David S Super Reviewer
  • Jan 12, 2011
    Probably Tobe Hooper's goriest film... and his most bizarre too! Having a demonically possessed clothes-presser is a unique sight to behold. I thought it was good fun - ridiculous, but enjoyable. Robert Englund and Ted Levine are always good to watch.
    Lee ? Super Reviewer
  • Feb 07, 2010
    Horrible movie. Ted Levine and Robert Englund do the best that they can with this horrible movie. Too bad Stephen King can't find better people to write movies for his stories.
    Ken D Super Reviewer

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