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"I think... we may be fucked."
Mark Jackson
The Mangler
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Title: The Mangler
Directed by: Tobe Hooper
Written by: Stephen King; Tobe Hooper; Stephen Brooks; Peter Welbeck
Produced by: Sudhir Pragjee; Sanjeev Singh; Helena Spring; Peter Welbeck
Music by: Barrington Pheloung
Cinematography: Amnon Salomon
Edited by: David Heitner
Distributed by: Allied Film Production; Distant Horizons; New Line Cinema
Released: March 3rd, 1995
Rating: R
Running time: 106 min.
Country: USA/South Africa
Language: English
Budget: $933,809
Gross: $1,781,383 (domestic)
Next: The Mangler 2 (2001)

The Mangler is a joint American, Australian and South African horror film. It is an adaptation of the short story, "The Mangler", by author Stephen King, which first appeared in the anthology novel Night Shift, first published by Doubleday in February, 1978. The film was written and directed by Tobe Hooper and co-written by Stephen Brooks and Peter Welbeck. It was produced by Allied Film Production, Distant Horizons and New Line Cinema and released theatrically in the United States on March 3rd, 1995. The film stars Robert Englund as Bill Gartley and involves a laundry folding machine that is possessed by a demon and eats people. Yes, you read that correctly - a laundry folding machine. This plot is just a Family Guy sketch waiting to happen.

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  • The tagline for this film is, "Escape is not an option".
  • This film was released on the same day as Hideaway.

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This article relates to the works of film maker Tobe Hooper.
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