Sundance Winner ‘Teeth’ Bites Right to Point of Men’s Greatest Sexual Fear

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CHICAGO – In one of the great light bulb ideas that could only happen in association with making movies, along comes “Teeth” to bite us in the – well, to bite us hard. Writer and director Mitchell Lichtenstein has fashioned a one-of-a-kind horror epic (based, of course, on a Japanese film) that at the same time tangles with significant social and cultural issues.

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Jess Weixler is Dawn: a bright and exceptional high school senior whose main charitable pursuit is called “Promise”. It’s an organization that promotes sexual abstinence for teens until marriage (complete with a ruby-red ring that’s to be replaced by wedding gold).

Her own virginity is in trouble, however, when hunky fellow Promise member Tobey (Hale Appleman) starts putting the moves on her. Dawn harbors a secret – a secret that even she knows nothing about. Her body possesses “vaginal dentata” (or a “toothed vagina”), which translates to having controllable biting teeth in her secret garden.

Jess Weixler in Teeth
Jess Weixler in “Teeth”.
Photo credit: IMDb


Jess Weixler in Teeth
Jess Weixler in “Teeth”.
Photo credit: IMDb


Dr. Hamfrey Portland's picture

We need more films like this

We need more films like this one. Not really an entirely original concept, but still it presents a fresher feel of the suspense/horror genre.

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