The Mangler
The Mangler (1994)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: June 1, 1994
DVD Release Date: August 17, 2004
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Critic Score: 27% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

I've been more frightened by the prospect of folding my own laundry than by anything The Mangler offers up.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Junkyards and common sense were made for stuff like this.

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Scott Weinberg

It's about a homicidal laundry machine. You do the math.

Stefan Birgir Stefansson

how the mighty have fallen

Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (

A major bore.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

There's still something interesting about it, perhaps because of Hooper's sure touch or perhaps because of the lead performance by Ted Levine.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

I'm not sure that a commercial laundry folding machine with a bad case of demonic possession is any more ludicrous than the haunted Plymouth Fury found in King's Christine.

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Flixster Audience Score: 18% Flixster User Reviews
Lee ?
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… More
danny d
worst movie ever. should have never been made
Cassandra Maples
"And did the Countenance Divine Shine forth upon our clouded hills? And was Jerusalem builded here Among these dark Satanic mills? " William Blake,… More
Dann Michalski
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… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
One of those Stephen King adaptations which is weak and wretched to watch. Even Robert Englund (Freddy from Nightmare on Elm Street) as a cruel machine shop… More
David Sayers
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… More

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