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The Mangler (1995)

A laundry-folding machine has been possessed by a demon from Hell, causing it to develop homicidal tendencies.

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Nan Hamilton ...
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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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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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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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Surrealistic portrayal of manufacturing where management will sacrifice anything to machines for money
14 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While on the surface this movie may seem a little silly, trite horror movie, having worked in a manufacturing environment for the last 12 years, I found it fascinating. The contrast between workers and top management, the lack of regard for employee's safety, the willingness to literally sacrifice to the almighty machine were too close to reality. The extreme portrayal of the main characters, laborers so meek and owners so owned by wealth, are reminiscent of Dickens. The FX were startling and exceptional. I loved this film and I don't love films very often. Even the over acting was great, because the roles required overacting. And woven through the whole story was the mundane and relatively normal main character.


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