The Dentist II (1998)

Genres - Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Slasher Film, Horror Comedy, Sex Horror, Psychological Thriller  |   Release Date - Jan 1, 1998 (USA)  |   Run Time - 99 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - R
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In this sequel to 1996's The Dentist, Corbin Bernsen returns as Dr. Feinstone, the obsessive-compulsive dentist whose wife's infidelities left him a deranged monster. Picking up on the IRS audit subplot of the original film, The Dentist II tracks Feinstone after his escape from a mental institution to Paradise, a sleepy little town where he's been socking away his assets and leading a double life under an assumed name. Pretending to have retired from his big-city dental practice, "Dr. Caine" rents a house from the lovely Jamie Devers (Jillian McWirther), but soon finds himself drawn back into the exam room after the local dentist's working habits don't pass muster. Killing the old guy for incorrectly gluing one of his own capped teeth, Feinstone/Caine sets up shop himself, starts dating Jamie, and soon grows homicidally jealous over her friendship with another man. As the killing continues, Feinstone remains unaware that a detective is on his trail. Soon, a toothless, tongueless woman from the dentist's past shows up in Paradise, interrupting his killing spree. In addition to the original The Dentist, Brian Yuzna previously directed such horror films as Return of the Living Dead 3 and Bride of the Re-Animator.

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dentist, detective, killing-spree, sadist, mental-patient (escaped), oral-hygiene, oral-surgery, small-town, jealousy, teeth