This project is an attempt to help me get dvds that for one reason or another I’ve never seen off of my shelf and give them a watch. Today’s pick is The Mangler Reborn (not Body Fever, didn’t realize it wasn’t a horror movie and had to swap).
IMDb: The Mangler Reborn (Video 29 November 2005)
A decade after the original massacre, another man obsessed over his machine ends with several murders and possession.
After the events of The Mangler, the evil machine is disassembled. A bug-eyed dude bought it in an auction, reassembled it, and picks up the evil work of finding it victims. I’m not sure if Mangler 2 when it was a computer virus fits into this continuity but I think I would much rather had seen that. I can’t say I like anything about this. Reggie Bannister, from the Phantasm series, is in the movie briefly. It’s good to see him but that doesn’t make up for an entire movie. The machine itself is much smaller so it can fit it a setting smaller than a factory and isn’t so much a laundry press anymore as it is a human-sized salad shooter. I don’t want to put anymore effort into this. It’s not the worst thing that’s I’ve watched this month. That’s Pirates of Ghost Island, but this is easily the second worst. Here’s hoping that it stays that way.
You can hear us talk about it’s stupid but much better original, The Mangler, on Motion Picture Meltdown. Just follow the link.