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40 Unbelievable Movie Sequels You Never Knew Existed
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The Mangler (1995)

Director: Tobe Hooper
Starring: Robert Englund, Ted Levine
Budget: Unknown
Box Office: $2m

Plot: A short story by Stephen King, adapted by the director of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, starring Freddy Krueger and Buffalo Bill. That might sound enticing on paper, but The Mangler is, when all’s said and done, a film about an evil laundry press. Hard to imagine a creative team that wouldn’t struggle with that one.

The Mangler 2 (2001)

Director: Michael Hamilton-Wright
Starring: Lance Henriksen, Chelse Swain

Plot: We’ve basically avoided the obvious horror franchises on this list, since it seems a given that even unlikely-seeming horror series (Children Of The Corn, Leprechaun, The Howling etc.) do just continue to chug on. We thought The Mangler deserved a mention though. Let’s be clear: a film about an evil laundry press spawned a sequel. Rebooting the premise, this is now a teen horror yarn set in a school, and The Mangler is now a computer virus rather than an enormous immovable piece of industrial machinery. What? How? Don’t ask us, and don’t ask the filmmakers either, since they don’t address the question in the slightest. Staggeringly, there was also a third instalment, The Mangler Reborn, in 2005.

 

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