One more demonstration of the perils of expanding Stephen King's short stories to feature length, this is an atmospheric but dramatically ineffective shocker.
"The Mangler" is the nickname of a giant industrial steam-iron and folding machine that dominates the Blue Ribbon Laundry, overseen by the aged, tyrannical William Gartley (Robert Englund). After Mrs. Frawley (Vera Blacker) is sucked into the machine, local police officer John Hunton (Ted Levine)
attempts an investigation but is stymied by Gartley, who seems to have town officials in his pocket and a strange connection to the Mangler. After a young boy suffocates inside an icebox that has had contact with ...