The Dentist

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  • R
  • 1996
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 5.4  (10,382)

The Dentist is a 1996 horror movie directed by Brian Yuzna and starring Corbin Bernsen as Dr. Alan Feinstone, a successful Beverly Hills dentist who becomes obsessed with perfection and hygiene. The movie also features Linda Hoffman as his loyal wife Brooke and Michael Stadvec as Steve Landers, a troubled man who finds himself in Dr. Feinstone's chair.

The movie begins with Dr. Feinstone's idyllic life falling apart. His wife is cheating on him, his assistant is incompetent, and his patients are becoming more and more demanding. Overwhelmed, he starts to lose his grip on reality and becomes increasingly fixated on cleanliness and order.

In the midst of this breakdown, Dr. Feinstone begins to take out his frustrations on his patients, subjecting them to brutal dental procedures and inflicting unnecessary pain on them. His behavior becomes increasingly erratic and violent, culminating in a disturbing scene where he hallucinates maggots crawling out of a patient's mouth.

As his behavior becomes more and more extreme, Dr. Feinstone's wife and assistant begin to suspect that something is deeply wrong. They investigate and discover his abusive behavior towards patients, leading to a violent confrontation that tests their loyalty and ultimately leads to Dr. Feinstone's downfall.

The Dentist is a tense, suspenseful horror movie that delves into the mind of a man who becomes unhinged by his own obsession with perfection. Corbin Bernsen delivers a chilling performance as Dr. Feinstone, bringing to life the character's obsession with hygiene and self-image.

The movie creates a palpable sense of unease as it follows Dr. Feinstone's downward spiral, with moments of dark humor interspersed with the horror. Director Brian Yuzna skillfully builds tension through effective use of cinematography and sound design, making for a truly creepy viewing experience.

While the movie may be too gory and disturbing for some viewers, it is a must-see for horror fans and anyone interested in exploring the darker side of the human psyche. The Dentist is a classic horror movie that remains just as disturbing and thought-provoking today as it was upon its release in 1996.

The Dentist is a 1996 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 32 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.4.

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    5.4  (10,382)