The Mangler

Synopsis: 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?
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Director(s): Tobe Hooper
Production: New Line Home Entertainment
  1 win.
Rotten Tomatoes:
106 min

Oh, Frawley!

You stupid old bitch!

Always getting in the way.

Goddamn it! Goddamn it!

Goddamn it!

Now, what's that for?

Reckless driving, illegal parking,

blocking of a public street.

Come on, pal.

Give me a break.

What do you want? Insulting an


Or being an arrogant,

ignorant son of a bitch?

Since when is that a crime?

Help me, boss!

Aw, you broke my damn watch.

I'm all pooped out.


Hunton, come in.

Damn it.

You're a moron.

Officer Hunton, come in.

Officer Hunton.

Yeah, yeah.

Yeah, Molly, what have you got?

Good morning, Johnny.

How's your day so far?

Oh, my day's peachy,

Molly. What's up?

We've got a death

at the blue ribbon laundry.

It's a bad one.

Sheriff Hughes got called

away to an urgent meeting.

I need some help.

What's going on, and how

many did you take this time?

Right side up.

Come on.

Alright, Molly, I'm on the way.

Thanks a lot.

Oh, my god!

Oh, my god!



Sherry, it's O.K.

Get away from me!

Her worries are over.

Get away from me!

Holy shit.


Is Mr. Gartley here?

Mr. Gartley

is unavailable.

I'm Stanner.

I'm the foreman.

Mr. Stanner,

I'm, uh...

I'm officer Hunton.

Can you show me what happened, Mr.


Do I have to?

Yeah, you have to.

She's down there. I... I

can't look at it again.

It makes me sick.

She's down there. I can't. I'm sorry.

I can't look at it.

Yeah, right, you can't look.

Run a loose shop, cut

corners... what do you expect?

People get hurt

or killed, right?

And then he can't look.

No, he can't look at it.


Hell of a mess, huh, Johnny?

You know, me and my old camera

were doing this long before

you even came to this town.

Never did get used to it.

Yeah, right.


Um... pictureman...

Make sure I get

some copies of that.

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Tobe Hooper

Willard Tobe Hooper (January 25, 1943 – August 26, 2017) was an American director, screenwriter, and producer best known for his work in the horror genre. Among his most recognized films are The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), which The Guardian described as "one of the most influential films ever made", and Poltergeist (1982), which received three Academy Award nominations. more…

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