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The Mangler (1995)

 -  Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi  -  3 March 1995 (USA)
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A laundry folding machine is possessed by a demon from Hell.

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Mark Jackson
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J.J.J. Pictureman / Mortician
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Sherry Ouelette
Demetre Phillips ...
George Stanner
Lisa Morris ...
Lin Sue
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Mrs. Adelle Frawley
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Annette Gillian
Danny Keogh ...
Herb Diment
Ted Le Plat ...
Doctor Ramos
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Roger Martin
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Derrick Gates
Gerrit Schoonhoven ...
Aaron Rodriguez
Nan Hamilton ...
Mrs. Ellenshaw
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When an accident involving a folding machine at an old laundry occurs, detective John Hunton decides to investigate. What he finds is the owner of the laundry, Bill Gartley. Meanwhile the folding machine has acquired a taste for the flesh of human beings, but is their more to Bill Gartley than meets the eye, and does he know what monster hides behind the machine? Written by Action Dan <actiondan@talk21.com>

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3 March 1995 (USA)  »

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$1,781,383 (USA)
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31 January 2005 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

I wonder what Tobe Hooper and company were thinking when they churned this one out. An antique clothes pressing machine and old fridge take on demonic traits and begin killing people. As bad as that is, I could have lived with this film for its endless gore. But for some reason Robert Englund of all people is on hand as the crippled, strangle-voiced owner of the commercial laundry in which the pressing machine holds sway. There's some jumbled plot about folks in town sacrificing their virgin daughters and one of their fingers in order to -- well, let's say it makes absolutely no sense, and Englund is so hammy and buried under so much old-man makeup, you'd swear he thought he was making a comedy. Maybe he was. That great character actor Ted ("Monk") Levine stars as the local sheriff, and he is equally bad. I should mention the special effects used to animate the machine look like they were done by a child -- in 1972. Good for the gore, and not much else.


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