The Mangler

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The Mangler ★ 1994 (R)

Laundry machine munches workers in a small-town Maine industrial plant. Bossman Englund's only concern (besides huge workman's comp premiums) is keeping the machine well-fed. Weak attempt at horror by veteran Tobe “If it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing” Hooper that tries to capitalize on the popularity of story originator Stephen King. Offers little in plot or scare, but fans of the gore genre will enjoy the overuse of chunky-style blood and guts spewed from the monstrous steam ironer and folder that is apparently possesed by the devil. About 45 minutes too long for anybody to suspend their disbelief. 106m/C VHS, DVD . Robert Englund, Ted Levine, Daniel Matmor, Vanessa Pike, Demetre Phillips, Lisa Morris, Ashley Hayden, Vera Blacker; D: Tobe Hooper; W: Tobe Hooper, Harry Alan Towers, Stephen Brooks; C: Amnon Salomon; M: Barrington Pheloung.

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