The hi-tech security system of an exclusive private school begins offing the students and faculty after a troublesome teen injects "The Mangler" computer virus into the mainframe. After the computer absorbs the school's headmaster, the teens must fight to survive against a new virtual killer. THE MANGLER 2 is an in-name only sequel that bears little resemblance to the original film. Instead of a giant, menacing speed press that splatters its victims in a metal bloodbath, the majority of the deaths here occur off-screen and are committed by a rouge set of electrical wires that haunt the halls of the high school. Considering the date of its release, the cyber-terror technology is extremely dated and even laughable. Lance Henriksen's perfomance as Headmaster Bradeen is better than the film deserves, up until his weak transformation that recalls HELLBOUND's Dr. Channard. THE MANGLER 2 is a failed sequel to an already misguided film series that can easily be missed.
If you liked THE MANGLER 2, check out:
CRY_WOLF, THE LAWNMOWER MAN, HARDWARE.