The Engleman murders inspired the basis of the 1996 film, The Dentist. Glennon Engleman, the ruthless killer who inspired the 1996 film The Dentist? Dr. Glennon Engleman, a sociopathic dentist and violent hired killer, served as inspiration for the film directed by Brian Yuzna, according to IMDB. But in reality, Engleman's story doesn't match that of the fictional Dr.
Alan Feinstone from The Dentist, he has little in common with Engleman on the surface, but perhaps his motifs are more similar than they seem at first glance. Glennon Engleman had a family, a respectable position in his St. Louis community, and a significant job as a dentist. Alan Feinstone (Corbin Bernsen) is an obsessive dentist and perfectionist, who slowly loses control of reality.
Engleman graduated in 1954 after studying dentistry at the University of Washington before continuing his practice in Missouri. Based on the story of a nurse named Martha Beck (played by Shirley Stoler) who begins a romantic relationship with a deceptive gigolo named Raymond Fernandez (played by Tony Lo Bianco) in 1947, the film leads the couple to an agreement in which Fernández attracts desperate and lonely women for Beck to kill them. The illicit relationship between the dentist and Hazel begins when he teaches her guitar lessons and quickly becomes a real affair. Engleman, the killer dentist, was eventually connected to all the police murders in 1980, and the police had one of his ex-wives use a microphone to record their sick stories of the murders.
The police had suspected the dentist for a while, and his third wife ended up turning him over to the police. He lived long enough to see Hollywood heartthrob Corbin Bernsen make a fine art of portraying a dentist scarier than even the root canal in three horror movies loosely based on the case. As his dementia increases, the dentist decides to remove the neurotic spleen of his clients by killing them. Low-budget slashers hold a special place in the hearts of horror fans, and The Dentist from 1996 is no exception.
Surreal, violent and evidently similar to the real case file, the film tells the story of a girl who is kidnapped, tortured, raped and mutilated in the basement by children from the local neighborhood. In the new four-part thriller The Secret, James takes on the role of Northern Irish dentist Colin Howell, who in May 1991 killed his wife, Lesley, and her lover's husband. Despite average grades in school, Engleman earned a degree in dentistry and established a practice in an oppressed St.