[[caption-width-right:269:Sadly, there's no robotized Robert Englund in the film.]]

->''There is a fate worse than death.''

''The Mangler'' is a horror film adapted from a short story ''Literature/TheMangler'' by Creator/StephenKing. Released in 1995, it was directed by Creator/TobeHooper and stars Creator/RobertEnglund and Ted Levine. There are two sequels.

!!The first film has the examples of:

* AdaptationExpansion
* AdaptationalVillainy: Gartley doesn't make a direct appearance in the original short story and isn't hinted to be involved with the possession of the speed ironer. [[spoiler:Sherry likewise isn't Gartley's niece, doesn't pull a FaceHeelTurn, and doesn't take over the laundry.]]
* AnimateInanimateObject: The mangler starts chasing the protagonists after they botch the exorcism.
* BillBillJunkBill: Hunton is doing this in his introductory scene.
* BloodSplatteredInnocents: Sherry and Annette are covered by Frawley's blood when she is caught by the machine.
* BloodyHandprint: Sherry leaves one on the icebox when she hurts her hand.
* ChaseScene: The climax of the film is the mangler getting off of its hinges after a failed exorcism attempt and chasing after the protagonists.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Mr. Gartley.
* DangerousSixteenthBirthday: To Sherry, as she is next to be sacrificed for power.
* DealWithTheDevil: Mr. Gartley got his power thanks to the beast in the machine.
* DisturbedDoves: Doves appear randomly when a picture is taken on the scene of Mary's death
* DropTheHammer: When the icebox attacks Mark, Hunton grabs a sledge hammer and starts beating on it.
* TheEndOrIsIt: In the end it turns out that [[spoiler:Sherry is now one of the machine's followers]].
* EvilCripple: Mr. Gartley.
* EvilUncle: Mr. Gartley to Sherry.
* EyepatchOfPower: Mr. Gartley's half-dark glasses.
* {{Fingore}}: Lin's hand is caught by the mangler and loses one of her fingers. It turns out to be a part of the initiation to be one of the rich and powerful people of the town.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Mark when the mangler kills him.
* HeroicSacrifice: Averted when Sherry tries to sacrifice herself to the mangler to stop it, but Hunton forces her out of it.
* HollywoodExorcism: Tried against the machine, which backfires.
* HostileWeather: Thunder rolls in the background when Hunton and Mark are on their way to exorcise the mangler.
* HumanSacrifice: The beast in the mangler requires 16 year old virgins to be sacrificed to it if it were to grant power to someone.
* InappropriateHunger: The morgue worker is eating cherry tomatoes when Hunton visits the place.
* LifeOrLimbDecision: George forces his buddy to cut off his arm when he is caught by the mangler. He dies from the blood loss.
* MyGreatestFailure: For Hunton it is getting his wife killed in a car accident.
* NoOSHACompliance
* OhCrap: Hunton, Sherry and Mark when they realize [[spoiler: there was belladonna in the machine after all]].
-->'''Mark:''' I think we may be [[PrecisionFStrike fucked]].
* ThePowerOfBlood: The mangler starts craving for a sacrifice when Sherry's blood is caught on it.
* RedRightHand: Machine's followers have a piece of themselves inside the thing.
* SquashedFlat: Anyone caught by the mangler.
* TooDumbToLive: When Jackson and Hunton are planning the exorcism, Jackson explains that demons who have been summoned with the hand of glory are [[MadeOfIron much harder to kill]]. [[spoiler: Since the hand of glory doesn't grow anywhere in the surrounding region, they both assume that this particular demon was summoned without it. Consequently, [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong they expect an easy exorcism]], and [[TemptingFate arm themselves accordingly]]. ''They don't even bother [[CrazyPrepared taking any extra precautions]], [[GenreBlindness just in case they're wrong]]''. [[FinaglesLaw Boy, does that turn out to be a big mistake]]...]]
* VirginPower: Sherry's blood brings the mangler and the icebox alive.
* VomitingCop: Officer Hunton after seeing the remains of a woman caught in the machine.

!!The sequels have the examples of:
* ComputerVirus: The antagonist of the second film.
* IAmTheNoun: In ''Reborn'':
-->'''Jamie:''' Fuck you and fuck your machine!
-->'''Hadley:''' I ''am'' the machine.
* InNameOnly: ''Mangler 2'''s connection to the first film? The computer virus is called Mangler and there's a scene where a random girl is killed by a laundry machine.
* JitterCam: It's sometimes hard to discern what the Hell is supposed to be going on in ''2''.
* StockSubtitle: ''The Mangler Reborn''.