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Dr. Feinstone has everything, a beautiful wife and a successful career in dentistry, but, when he discovers his wife in an affair, he realizes that behind every clean, white surface lies the stench of decay. Having gone insane, he enacts cruel dental torture on his patients. Written by
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Dr. Alan Feinstone:
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Director Brian Yuzna has had an uneven career in the horror genre,
creating masterpieces such as "Return of the Living Dead 3" or "Bride
of Re-Animator", but at the same time he has done awful movies such as
"Faust: Love for the Damned" or the mediocre "Progeny". He is obviously
better in the seat of Producer where his work producing Stuart Gordon's
films has been superb.
"The Dentist", is one of his lesser works as director, but the low
profile it has benefits the film and its lack of pretensions makes it a
very enjoyable experience. It tells the story of Dr. Alan Feinstone
(played superbly by Corbin Bernsen), a successful dentist who one day
discovers that his perfect life is not really as perfect as he thought
when he discovers that his beautiful wife (Linda Hoffman)has an affair
with the pool boy. This event disturbs his mind and puts him in a
killing spree as he takes revenge on the world for being so "filthy".
The premise is very well handled by Yuzna, as he takes us on a ride
following Feinstone's day of revenge. What makes this movie different
from most slashers is that we are not in the victim's perspective, we
follow Feinstone because he is the main character. We witness how he
goes from respected professional to psycho murder in a day. Yuzna
manages to give the movie the exact amount of suspense but adds a good
dose of dark humor that really helps the movie.
Most of the success of the premise is in Bernsen's performance as
Feinstone. He can make you feel sympathy and hate towards him at the
same time, and the subtle humor his character has is another aspect
that aids the film. The rest of the cast is not as good, and I think
that their sub par acting hurts the film more than it should. A notable
exception is Ken Foree, as the detective trying to catch Feinstone.
While his part is quite small, he makes a great job with it.
With a dentist as killer, gory scenes are expected, and Brian Yuzna
delivers great SFX in the correct amount. It's good to see that he does
not go over-the-top with it as he usually do, and I dare to say that
this is a highlight of the film. It has the exact amount of gore that
is expected, nothing less and nothing more. Yuzna restrained himself of
his common excesses and the result is great.
While this is not among Yuzna's most well-known films, I would say that
it is one of his best. Sure, it is not classic material as his
masterpieces, but it is a movie that entertains and never gets tiresome
or boring. It is a low-budget simple film, but for what it is, I think
it rocked. 7/10
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