In this chilling tale of alien terror, a writer (William Devane) takes a personal interest in a series of baffling, shocking murders in Los Angeles. Evidence suggests that the suspect may not be human. Every night "The Mangler" stalks the streets, attacking and mutilating random victims. On the creature's trail is TV reporter Zoe Owens (Cathy Lee Crosby) and police detective Dave Mooney (Richard Jaeckel), but the truth behind the murders is far more strange and horrifying than they could ever imagine. This 1979 cult classic from director John "Bud" Cardos features Keenan Wynn, Casey Kasem, and Jacquelyn Hyde.