Thanks to Re-Animator I have a strange loyalty to Brian Yuzna. He was an influential figure in my early developing passion for horror and yet there comes a point when I have to face the fact that he's not the God I want him to be... hell, he didn't even direct for first Re-Animator (I also have a loyalty to Stuart Gordon). I really want to love his films The Dentist 1 & 2 but sadly, they're average at best with a gross made-for-tv feel about them. I do, however, appreciate what Yuzna was trying to accomplish and he was onto something special. Horror movies tap into our fears and what better subject matter than the dentist?? A script should practically write itself and with absolute conviction it could have been a groundbreaking entry in the genre. There's some good gore and great close up dental carnage but flimsy direction and cardboard performances render the two movies useless. As stringently opposed to remakes as I am, I would actually love to see someone take another stab at The Dentist. There's a good movie in it somewhere and its time to tap into it again.