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The Candy Snatchers (1973)

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.

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Guerdon Trueblood

Writer:

Bryan Gindoff
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tiffany Bolling ... Jessie
Ben Piazza ... Avery
Susan Sennett ... Candy
Brad David ... Alan
Vince Martorano ... Eddy
Bonnie Boland Bonnie Boland ... Audrey
Jerry Butts Jerry Butts ... Dudley
Leon Charles Leon Charles ... Boss
Dolores Dorn ... Katherine
Phyllis Major Phyllis Major ... Lisa
Bill Woodard Bill Woodard ... Charlie
Christopher Trueblood Christopher Trueblood ... Sean Newton (as Christophe)
Earl Hansen Earl Hansen ... Gun Store Owner
Harry Kronman Harry Kronman ... Deli Owner
John Bill John Bill ... Policeman
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Storyline

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.

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Violence beyond 'Last House on the Left'! See more »

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Crime | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anonima sequestri See more »

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Production Co:

Marmot Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Director Guerdon Trueblood and co-star Vince Martorano had been best friends at George Washington University in Virginia and, both being interested in the film industry, had a bet as to who would find success first. Trueblood became an in-demand writer for TV shows and movies-of-the-week, and when he got the job of directing "The Candy Snatchers," asked writer Bryan Gindoff to create the character of Eddy specifically for Martorano, who was working as a commercial fisherman when he was summoned by Trueblood to appear in the film. See more »

Quotes

Jessie: [hands out items to gang] Books... binoculars... RyKrisp.
Alan: RyKrisp?
Jessie: Birdwatchers *love* it!
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References The Longest Night (1972) See more »

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Money Is the Root of All Happiness
Music and Lyrics by Steve Singer (as Stephen Singer) and Jay Stewart
Sung by Kerry Chater
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Well-done grindhouse film
17 May 2013 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

16 year old Candy Philips (played by 21 year old Susan Sennett) is kidnapped by a group of psychos--Jessie (Tiffany Bolling), REAL sick Alan (Brad David) and Eddy (Vincent Martorano). They contact her father and demand jewels in return for her...but her dad won't do it. Things unravel completely from there. There's also a subplot about an autistic child being verbally and physically abused by his mom.

This is clearly not for everybody. it was a complete ripoff of "Last House on the Left" but it's much better than that film. "Last" was sick, disgusting and badly made. "Candy" is sick but not as vicious or cruel as "Last". Also it's MUCH better made. It has a good script with many twists and turns, all the acting is good (especially by Bolling and Martorano) and the last 10 minutes or so go barreling out of control. This is unique in there's not one likable character in it...even Candy got on my nerves! It's disturbing and sometimes brutal but a very good grindhouse film. I give it a 7.


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