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The Mangler Reborn (Erik Gardner/Matt Cunningham, 2005, USA)

The Mangler Reborn  is the third installment in the  Mangler  franchise - this time bringing the franchise back to basics. While  The Mangler 2  dispensed with the original laundry press from the first film,  The Mangler Reborn  sees our main villain Hadley (played by character actor Weston Blakesley) coming into possession of the parts of the original machine and resurrecting it. Hadley is a repairman who is possessed by the original machine after waking it with his blood. He then must continue to feed the machine blood to keep his corpse from rotting. This is not entirely obvious at first but it becomes apparent throughout the film that Hadley is the same with the machine. We are then introduced to two thieves who come into contact with Hadley while attempting to rob his house. Here we get the lone star power in the film with Reggie Bannister of the  Phantasm  franchise playing Rick, the father in the father/son burglary duo. Rick finds the young woman named Jamie whom Hadley has ab

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