The Candy Snatchers


U.S.A.| 1973. Colour. 92 min.

16-year-old Candy is brutally abducted by a trio of amateur criminals hoping for a hefty ransom. They bury Candy alive in the hills of Southern California, leaving her with only a tube for air. To the kidnappers’ growing consternation, Candy’s dad doesn’t show up with the ransom. The kidnappers begin a downward spiral into depravity, mutilation and cold-blooded murder, with Candy helplessly trapped in the middle. This is a surprisingly gripping and downbeat drama, peopled with genuinely nasty characters.

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