The Mangler

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A policeman investigates a series of mysterious deaths at an industry laundry in this supernatural horror film. He soon discovers that a professional speed iron has becomes possessed by a demonic spirit, and the laundry's sinister owner has been sacrificing his employees to ensure his financial success.


Robert Englund
as Bill Gartley
Ted Levine
as John Hunton
Daniel Matmor
as Mark Jackson
Jeremy Crutchley
as Pictureman0
Vanessa Pike
as Sherry Ouelette
Lisa Morris
as Lin Sue
Ted Le Platt
as Doctor Ramos
Vera Blacker
as Mrs. Frawley
Ashley Hayden
as Annette Gillian
Danny Keogh
as Herb Diment
Todd Jensen
as Roger Martin
Sean Taylor
as Derrick Gates
Gerrit Schoonhoven
as Aaron Rodriguez
Nan Hamilton
as Mrs. Ellenshaw
Adrian Waldron
as Mr. Ellenshaw
Norman Coombes (II)
as Judge Bishop
Larry Taylor
as Sheriff Hughes
Irene Franges
as Mrs. Smith
Megan Wilson
as Ginny Jason
Odile Rault
as Alberta
Ron Smerczak
as Officer Steele
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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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