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


What are you doing?

Not up here.

Get back down there.

Jesus. Morons.

Hey, do you think

you could speed it up?

I got another load of sheets

coming from county hospital

in one hour.

You! I'm talking to you!

You, come on!


Hey, move it! Move it!

Yes, sir.

Good morning,

Mrs. Frawley.

Good morning, dear.

You're looking good

today, Sherry.


Good morning.

Good morning.

You ought to watch

yourself, dear.

Let me help you with that.

Take care of number one.

Don't let the

pressure get to you.

What do you think

about the new girl?

Lin sue?

Oh, she's O.K.

If you're not careful,

you'll end up like me.

I'll keep that in mind.

I wonder where the

boss found her.

I wish she'd go back to whatever

sewer she crawled out of.

Let's get that

second boiler working.

Do you understand me?

Watch that pressure Gauge!

What are you doing?

I'm fixing the boiler!

Coming through!

Coming through!

Back off now.

We're coming through.

Steady now.

Steady now.

You better tighten the belts.


The belts... tighten

them with clamps

so we can get a bigger load in.

Now, steady.

Come on. We're way behind.


What are you doing?

Watch out!

Aah! Aah!




Sir! Yes, sir!


Holy shit,

what was that about?

Goddamn sons of bitches.

These two idiots

almost killed Sherry.

Damn it!

Jeez, I'm sorry.

Are you O.K.?

Moron! You could have

killed her!

It's nothing. I'm O.K.


You may need stitches.


I'm O.K. Now.

Mr. Gartley, sir.

Do something.

Get 'em back to work!

Work 'em like

there's no tomorrow.

You boys with that

piece-of-shit icebox,

get it out of here! Move!

Deliver on time,

or you'll lose our business.

Move it!


time's a-wasting.

Ticktock, ticktock, tick.

Ha ha ha!

It's alright, George.

You know, life's a bitch,

then you die.

Get 'em back to work.

Yes, sir.

We're behind schedule

as it is, goddamn it.

I got deadlines, George.

Never enough time

around here... never.

You heard the man!

Let's go! Move it!

Don't look at me!

You, get back to work.

Come on, get back to work.

Get back to work.

Come on, work with me, ladies.

Good morning.

Good morning, officer.

How are you?

Have a nice day.

Shit... shit... shit.

Got the address?

It's 1216 lake,

or is it 1218?

It's over there.

Oh, f*ck!

What did I miss?



Idiot, what was that?

Hey, what was that?

Hey, idiot, I'm talking to you.

Hey! Hey! Hey!

No, I'm talking

to the other idiot.

What was that? What? Can't you drive?

Move the truck.

Sir, we're just

delivering an icebox.

I don't give a f*ck if you're

delivering a pizza to the pope.

You looking

for trouble, asshole?

That's officer asshole to you.

Move the truck, and

then we'll talk, O.K.?


Sorry about

your hand, Sherry.

Boss, you're not kidding.

This icebox is hot.

Alright, Mr. gates,

it's time to talk.

It seems that your driver's

license has expired.

Watch out!

Shit! Uh!

Oh, I'm really

sorry, officer.

Get this goddamn thing

off of me!


Numbnuts! Jesus!


Are you O.K.?

Frawley! There's no

time for daydreaming.

I've got another load coming in.

Now, both of you, back to work!


Bring the ratchet.




Oh, god!

Aah! Oh, god! Help me!

Oh, god!

Help me, please!

My god!

Please, help!




Hell's bells, Adelle!

Shut it off! Aah!

I don't know how!


It won't shut off!

Shut it off!

It won't shut off!




Uh! Uh!

Get back!

Get back!

Mrs. Frawley!

Oh, my god!

Jesus! Oh, god!


Out of my way!


Oh! Oh! Oh!

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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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