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A laundry folding machine is possessed by a demon from Hell.

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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 there 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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Escape is not an option. See more »

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Rated R for gory horror violence and language | See all certifications »

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3 March 1995 (USA)  »

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$1,781,383 (USA)
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Larry Taylor's last film. See more »

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George Stanner: What are you doing? Not up here. Get back down there. Jesus. Morons.
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Not as bad as it's reputed to be.
20 May 2006 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

Robert Englund is the evil owner of the laundry company who has the ancient steam press that periodically sucks workers into its bowels,turning them into bloody mess.Ted Levine stars as the local sheriff who is called in to investigate the deaths and solve the mystery.Levine discovers the steam press was possessed when a virgin cut her hand into it's gears causing it to come to life.And Englund wants to make his niece the next human sacrifice to unleash the evil."The Mangler" is an enjoyable little flick filled with plenty of gore.It's based on Stephen King's short story in his famous collection "Night Shift".Admittedly the plot is pretty silly and there are some huge lapses in logic,but who cares.I wanted grue and this flick provided it in spades.7 out of 10.Much better than crappy sequel that followed.


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