A film that might have given the Marquis de Sade a few chuckles, THE DENTIST is a splatter film awash in outre violence. In addition to being visually repellent, however, this is a smartly conceived horror pic that shifts focus between reality and the protagonist's distorted perspective
Obsessed with cleanliness, upscale dentist Dr. Feinstone (Corbin Bernsen) embarks on a snowballing descent into madness. Pressure from the IRS widens the cracks in anal-retentive Feinstone's perception of normalcy; his discovery of an affair between his pristine wife, Brooke (Linda Hoffman), and
his pool man drives him batty. Trailing the stud pool man to the home of...