Eric’s Bad Movies: ‘The Mangler’ (1995)

Stephen King has had bad luck with the movie adaptations of his horror stories. For every “Carrie” or “The Shining,” there’s something like “The Mangler,” in which a town is terrorized by a demonic laundry machine. (To be fair to the filmmakers, King’s short story can’t have been very good to begin with.) It’s the subject of this week’s edition of Eric’s Bad Movies at, and it’s approximately as bad as it sounds.

Next week’s movie is from the 1980s, and I hadn’t even heard of it until multiple people suggested it as a candidate for Eric’s Bad Movies. It involves sports, and notice I used the plural.