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Film: The Dentist
You know the drill.

The Dentist is a 1996 American horror film directed by Brian Yuzna and written by Dennis Paoli, inspired by the story of real-life dentist/serial killer Glennon Engleman. It starts Corben Bernsen, Linda Hoffman, and Ken Foree.

Dr. Alan Feinstone (Bernsen) has everything. A beautiful wife, a nice house, and a popular reputation as the neighborhood dentist. Everything is tidy and clean, just as it should be. However, things go wrong when, on the day of his wedding anniversary, Feinstone spots his wife having sex with the poolman. His world shaken to its core, Feinstone starts hallucinating at work, first believing that one of his patients has a mouthful of brown, rotting teeth, and then that another is his unfaithful wife. He is about to become every dental patient's worst nightmare...

The Dentist was followed by The Dentist 2: Brace Yourself in 1998, also starring Corbin Bernsen as the titular doctor.


This film provides examples of the following tropes:


Demons Never DieHorror FilmsDesperation
DaylightFilms of the 1990sLes Diaboliques

alternative title(s): The Dentist; The Dentist 2
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