The Mangler (1995)

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


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2 November 2003 | mattfngrant
A pleasant surprise
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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Trivia

Although the movie was filmed in London and South Africa, it takes place in Maine, as most of Stephen King's stories do.


Quotes

George Stanner: What are you doing? Not up here. Get back down there. Jesus. Morons.


Alternate Versions

The Unrated version is about 30 secs longer than R-rated. Here are the differences:

  • Sherry tries to rescue Mrs. Frawley from the mangler by grabbing her legs. Just after she has done that, there is a bloody close up of Frawley's head inside the machine (2 sec)
  • About 16 secs later there is another close up of Frawley inside the machine. It shows her upper body covered in blood (2 sec)
  • The death of Frawley is also shown in close up. It shows when her head is crushed by the roller. (2 sec)
  • When Pictureman takes the second picture of Frawleys mangled body, the close up stays longer and shows a pile of flesh (3 sec)
  • In the scene where George gets stuck in the machine, a close up is shown when the axe hits his arm, it sprays blood first on the man who cut Georges arm, then on Sherry. Gartley yells "Sherry", a close up of Georges face and the bloody stump is then shown. George yells in agony and Sherry looks up to Gartley. This lasts about 11 sec
  • When Lin Sue gets killed, it shows in close up her body beeing mangled (2 sec)
  • A few sec later, there is another close up of her mangled body ( 2 sec)
  • The death of Gartley, it shows a 5 sec shot when his thigh gets folded to his stomach. Intercut is close ups of Hunton.
  • About 14 sec later when Gartley finally has been mangled, a close up of his waist is shown, it sprays blood up in the air. What only remains is his upper body (2 sec)

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Genres

Horror | Mystery

Details

Release Date:

3 March 1995

Language

English


Country of Origin

South Africa, UK

Filming Locations

London, England, UK

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$933,809 5 March 1995

Gross USA:

$1,781,383

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,781,383

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