The Seven Most Painful Tooth Torture Scenes in Cinema History
by DannyGallagher July 01, 2011 at 10:00AM | Views: 0
3. The wife revenge scene from "The Dentist"
Source: Trimark Pictures
This B-movie slasher that was supposedly based on a real dentist/sadistic serial killer (that's almost redundant) is filled with all sorts of equally sadistic scenes of tooth torture.
The slowest and worst of the bunch is the revenge Dr. Alan Fenmore, played by Corbin Bernsen, enacts on his philandering wife. He knocks her out with nitrous oxide, just enough to make her immobile but still capable of feeling the pain, and proceeds to slowly rip out each of her teeth one by one until she's reduced to a whimpering mess of bloody gums and blubbering.
2. The drilling scene from "Blood Sucking Freaks"
Source: Troma Entertainment
This S&M classic turns the world of sadomasochism into a theater art where the audience thinks they are watching fake bodies being tortured and the people on stage are actors. Of course, we're talking about a B-movie here, so there's a huge suspension of disbelief that's required to enjoy it.
In one scene, a particularly bitey woman is strapped down to a chair while a sadistic doctor slowly removes each of her teeth with rusty pliers and a power drill. And if that wasn't creepy enough, he sings a couple of bars of "Pagliacci" as he busies himself with his work.
1. The teeth extraction scene from "Philosophy with a Knife"
Source: Unearthed Films
Of course, nothing in this world is funnier, sadder, scarier or creepier than the actions real people take against each other, especially in times of mindless global conflicts.
This 2008 documentary, which appears to be the closest (we hope) that the world gets to a snuff film, describes in painstaking details the atrocities committed by the Japanese Unit 731 from the 1930 to the mid-1940s against their prisoners. The movie is told from the point of view of a nurse who witnessed the acts first hand as they are acted out to increase their sheer horror. One of the most jarring scenes features doctors literally ripping teeth out of a person's head with nothing but an old pair of teeth pliers and another doctor who is holding their head down as he shimmies the molars out of their gums.