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The Mangler (1995)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery  |  3 March 1995 (USA)
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A laundry folding machine is possessed by a demon from Hell.

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Mrs. Adelle Frawley
Ashley Hayden ...
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Herb Diment
Ted Le Plat ...
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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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Rated R for gory horror violence and language | See all certifications »

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3 March 1995 (USA)  »

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Alianza macabra  »

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$1,781,383 (USA)
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A pleasant surprise
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I picked this one up in a hurry six years ago and now it sits in my living room. I expected a snore-fest but was surprised by how the filmmakers made such a silly premise both entertaining and somewhat original. Odd cast as well: Freddy vs. Buffalo Bill? -and who is this Matmor character? This movie was an hour and a half of unapologetic misery with above average writing, performances and special effects at a time where Stephen Kings work was being pushed onto TV in the form of Diluted MOW garbage. Not for everyone, but in the eyes of a horror fan it is fair to say that it could be Tobe Hooper's best work in years.


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