Tobe Hooper's original Mangler, a laundry presser with a taste for human blood, is revived in this gruesome shocker. Hadley (Weston Blakesley), a happily married family man, has become obsessed with whatever it is he's building in his attic, and his temper is becoming more and more explosive. It turns out that the curse of the original mangler has survived in the parts Hadley so innocently began pottering with, and Hadley himself is becoming possessed by its evil needs. When his wife ventures into his workshop, Hadley begins his transformation into a killing machine. He uses his job as a repairman to enter the homes of his victims, brutally killing them with blunt objects. As he feeds the machine's hunger with fresh victims, he becomes its organic incarnation, in a terrifying performance by the blank-eyed Blakesley.