The Candy Snatchers (1973)

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Abused mute autistic boy is the only one who can help a teenage heiress kidnapped, tortured, raped and buried alive by three young psychopathic criminals who want to extort some diamonds from her rich scummy stepfather.



  • Vince Martorano and Susan Sennett in The Candy Snatchers (1973)
  • Brad David in The Candy Snatchers (1973)
  • Ben Piazza in The Candy Snatchers (1973)
  • Vince Martorano and Susan Sennett in The Candy Snatchers (1973)
  • The Candy Snatchers (1973)
  • Brad David, Tiffany Bolling, Vince Martorano, and Susan Sennett in The Candy Snatchers (1973)

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3 September 2003 | EyeAskance
A blazing sun in the wild universe of 70s microcinema.
THE CANDY SNATCHERS is among the proudest components to the druthers of 70s drive-in cinema, a smart, slick production that's well mechanized and laden with dodgy allure...a highly original exploitation mini-masterpiece, and a classic of its kind.

With a turbo-thrust pace, this nail-biter of a kidnapping/ransom story is steeped in noir, and presents three appallingly churlish amateur criminals intent on purloining a generous haul of diamonds from the shady stepfather of kidnapped young Candy(an appealing pubescent girlie who spends the entire film in various stages of bondage wearing a Catholic schoolgirl uniform). Plans run afoul, however, as the plot twists and shifts like a roller-coaster flying hot off its rails. A mute little boy is a key sideline character whose odd presence seems entirely superfluous until the unforgettable, head-smacking climax.

You do NOT want to miss this one.


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