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The mangler is a monster added in SLASH'EM. It is similar in concept to a rothe, but much stronger.


Like rothes, these may appear in small groups and are somewhat slow. They can do a surprisingly large amount of damage, however. Their tendency to appear in groups can make it dangerous to fight them, as they can survive long enough for the other members of the pack to surround you, which can be deadly. One should try to lure them off one by one, or used ranged weapons.


It is not entirely clear what these monsters are. The tile appears to depict some kind of animal, and the monster's attributes are consistent with that, but the encyclopedia entry references the 1995 film "The Mangler", in which the titular "character" is a homicidal laundry press. They may simply be a humorous nod to a cult classic.

Encyclopedia Entry

The Mangler (1995)
Starring: Robert Englund, Ted Levine
Director: Tobe Hooper
Synopsis: An industrial laundry machine develops a taste for blood in
 this Stephen King adaptation. Strictly for genre fans who overlook
 ludicrous plot, acting, and prefer bloody gore to genuine scares.
Runtime: 106 minutes

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