The 13th Floor

A Deviant Dentist Finds THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM in This Totally Twisted Short

Some call it Odontophobia or Dentophobia. But most of us know of it simply as “Dental Fear.” A surprisingly large percentage of the population experiences at least some measure of anxiety when it comes to visiting the dentist, even if it’s just for their bi-annual cleaning… but for some, it’s an overwhelming, paralyzing fear.

Those people should probably not watch this short. Just putting that out there.

All others should open wide for Ryan Spindell’s award-winning horror/comedy short THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM, a retro-styled creepfest in which a patient whose own anxiety — combined with a heavy dose of anesthesia — leads her to believe there’s something seriously wrong with her oddball dentist (Ptolemy Slocum, WOULD YOU RATHER) and his icy assistant (Brea Grant, DEXTER).

So sit back, relax, and… well, maybe “relax” is asking too much. Just watch!


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