5.3/10
7,800
81 user 56 critic

The Dentist (1996)

R | | Horror | 18 October 1996 (USA)
Trailer
1:54 | Trailer
An extremely successful dentist goes off the deep end after he catches his wife cheating on him.

Director:

Brian Yuzna
Reviews
3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

The Dentist 2 (1998)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Dr. Caine, the murdering dentist from the original movie, has escaped from the mental hospital where he has been since being caught. Hoping to resume a normal life, he makes his way to a ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Yuzna
Stars: Corbin Bernsen, Jillian McWhirter, Jeff Doucette
Faust (2000)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A man sells his soul to the devil in order to gain superpowers and avenge the brutal death of his girlfriend. When he realizes that the price is the soul of his new love interest, he turns on the devil.

Director: Brian Yuzna
Stars: Mark Frost, Isabel Brook, Jennifer Rope
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

After 13 years in prison, the mad scientist from Re-Animator (1985) gets a new chance to experiment with the arrival of a young prison doctor, who secretly hopes to learn to reanimate dead people. Good intentions turn to horror.

Director: Brian Yuzna
Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Tommy Dean Musset, Jason Barry
Progeny (1998)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

An unsuspecting woman is impregnated by aliens who are experimenting on the human population.

Director: Brian Yuzna
Stars: Arnold Vosloo, Jillian McWhirter, Brad Dourif
Society (1989)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An ordinary teenage boy discovers his family is part of a gruesome orgy cult for the social elite.

Director: Brian Yuzna
Stars: Billy Warlock, Concetta D'Agnese, Ben Slack
Dr. Giggles (1992)
Comedy | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A madman who believes he's a doctor comes to the town where his crazy father was killed, and soon begins murdering people and becoming infatuated with a teenage girl who has a heart condition.

Director: Manny Coto
Stars: Larry Drake, Holly Marie Combs, Cliff De Young
Ticks (1993)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A group of troubled teenagers are led by social workers on a California wilderness retreat, not knowing that the woods they are camping in have become infested by mutated, blood-sucking ticks.

Director: Tony Randel
Stars: Rosalind Allen, Ami Dolenz, Seth Green
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Doctors Herbert West and Dan Cain discover the secret to creating human life and proceed to create a perfect woman from dead tissue.

Director: Brian Yuzna
Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Claude Earl Jones
Ice Cream Man (1995)
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Poor Gregory. After being released from the Wishing Well Sanatorium, all he wants to do is make the children happy. So Gregory reopens the old ice cream factory, and all the unappreciative brats are reprocessed into the flavor of the day.

Director: Paul Norman
Stars: Clint Howard, Justin Isfeld, Anndi McAfee
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Having recently witnessed the horrific results of a top secret project to bring the dead back to life, a distraught youth performs the operation on his girlfriend after she's killed in a motorcycle accident.

Director: Brian Yuzna
Stars: Kent McCord, James T. Callahan, Sarah Douglas
Horror

Plot unknown.

Director: Brian Yuzna
Stars: Corbin Bernsen
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Brian Yuzna's debut amateur movie is, in his own words, about an artist who blows his brains out against a canvas for art and becomes a protagonist as a hologram.

Directors: Jimmy Dobbins, Brian Yuzna
Stars: Billy Arthur Jr., Lou Bello, Kim Brattain
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Corbin Bernsen ... Dr. Alan Feinstone
Linda Hoffman Linda Hoffman ... Brooke Feinstone
Michael Stadvec Michael Stadvec ... Matt
Ken Foree ... Detective Gibbs
Tony Noakes Tony Noakes ... Detective Sunshine
Molly Hagan ... Jessica
Patty Toy ... Karen
Jan Hoag ... Candy
Virginya Keehne ... Sarah
Earl Boen ... Marvin Goldblum
Christa Sauls ... April Reign
Mark Ruffalo ... Steve Landers
Lise Simms ... Paula Roberts
Joanne Baron ... Mrs. Saunders
Brian McLaughlin Brian McLaughlin ... Jody
Edit

Storyline

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 Jason Borchers <jasonmb@calweb.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Your pain is his pleasure. (Japan VHS) See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic violence including scenes of dental torture, sexuality and some language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dentist See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Brian Yuzna on working on The Dentist; Pierre David, the producer, really didn't like that I just sort of took the script wherever. So, on the second one, he wouldn't let me see the script until the weekend before shooting so that I wouldn't mess around with it. The first couple weeks of shooting, we would shoot all day and then Corbin and I, and Jillian McWhirter, and I forget, maybe somebody from Trimark, would go to this one sushi restaurant on Ventura and we would rewrite the scenes for the next day. But, it's definitely totally a different movie, but I do particularly like the scene with Corbin and Clint Howard. Those two guys together, I thought that was great. See more »

Goofs

(at around 11 mins) The clipboard on the side, by Jessica, vanishes and reappears. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Alan Feinstone: Three times a day and no candy! Say it!
See more »

Crazy Credits

In memory of David Diaz. See more »

Connections

References Freddy's Nightmares: No More Mr. Nice Guy (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Tristan und Isolde
(uncredited)
Music by Richard Wagner
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
Maybe the best gore film I've seen!
20 May 2001 | by AngeneerSee all my reviews

This gem for gore lovers is extremely underrated. It's pure delight and fun! Gratuitous servings of blood, insanity and black humor, which can please even the most demanding lover of the genre. A full exploitation of the almost universal fear of dentists and flawlessly shot. Only for the connoisseurs.


29 of 36 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 81 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed