The Mangler (1995) Revisited – Horror Movie Review

It’s time for a new episode in our video series The Black Sheep (released under the Revisited banner), and this time around we’re going to give some positive attention to one of the least popular Stephen King adaptations ever made: The Mangler (watch it HERE), directed by Tobe Hooper. To hear what we had to say about this much maligned film, check out the video embedded above!

Scripted by Hooper, Stephen David Brooks, and Peter Welbeck, The Mangler has the following synopsis:

After a series of ghastly accidents, an officer comes to believe that the steam ironer in the Blue Ribbon Laundry is possessed by a bloodthirsty demon. With time running out and a young girls life hanging on the balance, he races to destroy the beast before its too late.

Plunge into the depths of hell in this terrifying story about a machine gone mad. Prepare for the most frightening experience of your life. Prepare to meet The Mangler.

The film stars Ted Levine, Robert Englund, Daniel Matmor, Vanessa Pike, Jeremy Crutchley, Lisa Morris, Demetre Phillips, and Vera Blacker.

The Black Sheep series features

different takes on horror films that the masses or/and critics didn’t care for but that we found merit in. We defend horror movies that deserve more love!

The Mangler episode of The Black Sheep was Written, Narrated, and Edited by Lance Vlcek, Produced by Lance Vlcek and John Fallon, and Executive Produced by Berge Garabedian.

Do you think The Mangler is better than its reputation leads people to believe? Or do you think its bad reputation is deserved? Share your thoughts on this movie by leaving a comment below.

A few of the previous episodes of The Black Sheep can be seen below. To see more, head over to the JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channel – and subscribe while you’re there!

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About the Author

Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.