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The Candy Snatchers (1973)

The Candy Snatchers (1973)

The Candy Snatchers




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Candy, the daughter of a wealthy man, is kidnapped by three decidedly unhinged individuals. Subjecting the poor girl to all manner of abuse, the kidnappers set about to extract a huge ransom from Candy's father. Unfortunately, daddy couldn't care less: he's in the midst of a torrid romance.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By: ,
Written By: Bryan Gindoff
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 27, 2005
General Film Corporation


Dolores Dorn
as Katherine Phillips
Christophe Clark
as Sean Newton
Jerry Butts
as Dudley Newton
Bonnie Boland
as Audrey Newton
Leon Charles
as Dudley's Boss
Rosella Kronman
as Boss's Wife
Bill Woodard
as Charlie
Earl Hansen
as Gun Store Owner
Harry Kronman
as Deli Store Owner
John Bill
as Policeman
James Whitworth
as Phone Man
Howard Shoup
as Jewelry Store Salesm...
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All Critics (6)

If nothing else, all the sleaze gets your attention in this neglected cult film and keeps you interested even if it repels you.

Full Review… | April 30, 2014
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Not a classic, but an unjustly forgotten oldie from the golden age of violent exploitation ...

Full Review… | August 4, 2008

Off-beat '70s drive-in fare about a kidnapping gone awry. Exhibits a twisted sense of humor that put it years ahead of its time. Tarantino obviously got a few ideas from this one.

September 1, 2007

... a forgotten classic of cynical drive-in noir, a perfectly nasty seventies exploitation film with a vicious sense of doom.

Full Review… | December 14, 2005

Full Review… | December 24, 2005
Film Threat

Full Review… | December 24, 2005

Audience Reviews for The Candy Snatchers

Fairly benign exploitation fare with a hilarious, bizarre performance by the young boy in the film.

Steve K

Super Reviewer

Excellent, sordid, exploitation crime shocker. Made in the same vein as teh far inferior Last House on the Left, this rises above the genre to be a well acted, nicely paced nihilistic film with a great story involving kidnapping and double-crosses.
The opening song claims again and again, "Money is the root of all happiness" and this film does it's damndest to prove it wrong. Slimeball characters discard any morality to get what they want. Granted there is a sympathetic character or 2, but even they are very flawed. An excellent film that I'm very happy has been pulled from the underground and has been given a mainstream release.

Christopher Brown

Super Reviewer

Finally gave this sleazy little gem a look after tracking down the OOP DVD for a somewhat reasonable price. Loved it from start to finish, everything you'd want from the Exploitation and Sexpolitation of the '70s, though I was saddened to hear that the lovely Tiffany Bolling has a low opinion of her work from this period and has gone all Right-Wing type in her later years.

Well worth a look, track that mother down!

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