Recommended only for the strong-of-stomach, this ultra gory sequel is a disappointment. While THE DENTIST (1997) vividly evoked the mental deterioration of a control freak, this made-for-cable follow-up wallows in blood and viscera to the exclusion of logic and character development of even the most rudimentary sort. audience involvement. Locked up in a sanitarium for murdering several patients and cutting out the tongue of his unfaithful wife, Brooke (Linda Hoffman), Dr. Allan Feinstone (Corbin Bernsen) escapes after taking his psychiatrist hostage. Anticipating the day his sadistic excesses would catch up with him, Feinstone established a second identity Dr. Lawrence Caine in the sleepy southwestern vale of Paradise, where he vacationed regularly. As Caine, Feinstone rents a cottage from his banker's comely niece Jamie Devers (Jillian McWhirter), and in short order murders the local dentist (Jim Antonio), makes his death look like an accident and takes over his practice. He also develops a crush on Jamie and makes a hasty marriage proposal that arouses the curiosity of Jamie's computer-proficient pal, Bev Trotter (Susanne Wright). Meanwhile, the mute Brooke hires a detective to trace Feinstone's whereabouts, starting with his favorite vacation spots.
There was a method to Dr. Feinstone's madness in THE DENTIST; Brooke's sexual treachery splintered his grasp on reality and he imagined vice in his patients. But THE DENTIST II is a moronic slasher-ama, offensively gruesome and unnimaginative. Even the dentist's lurid hallucinations are presented in a perfunctory manner, as if director Brian Yuzna were bored with developing the plot and couldn't wait to get to the maiming and dismemberment.
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- Released: 1999
- Rating: R
- Review: Recommended only for the strong-of-stomach, this ultra gory sequel is a disappointment. While THE DENTIST (1997) vividly evoked the mental deterioration of a control freak, this made-for-cable follow-up wallows in blood and viscera to the exclusion of logi… (more)