The Dentist (1996)
Director: Brian Yuzna
Main Stars: Corbin Bernsen. Linda Hoffman, Michael Stadvec, Ken Foree, Molly Hagan, Patty Toy, Christa Sauls, Joanne Baron
Storyline: A dentist catches his wife having an affair and he goes off the deep end.
Review (Spoils): Dr.Feinstone (Corbin Bernsen) discovers that his wife Brooke (Linda Hoffman) is having an affair he losing his mind. He sees that underneath the perfect life there is a bad and sad tale, like white teeth underneath there is decay. He starts to extract his anger through his patience.
What’s more fun than a horror film based around the dental chair? We have a man in distress and filled with hate over his wife so this leads to dead dogs, some bleeding gums, some sleeping (under gas) fondling, strangulations, some nasty tooth pulling, tongue cutting, stabbings, needles and some more tongue fun. Nothing screams fun like a trip to the mad dentist.
Rating: This film is fun. It hits a point where a number of people dislike or even hate, a trip to the dentist. Brian Yuzna did a great by not going too over the top and stayed to the point that it is all about the dentist and his disillusion of his wife and lover in all his patients. The symbolic attachment of the white teeth and decay was a nice touch. It is not the greatest horror film but a memorable one and it starts to carry on to a series after.