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Candy Snatchers, The (1973)

“It started as such a simple crime, but for 16-year-old Candy, dying would have been easier! Was a piece of Candy worth a fortune in diamonds?”

Catholic schoolgirl Candy (played by Susan Sennett, wife of Hollies/CSNY singer/songwriter Graham Nash) is kidnapped by three losers – Alan, his sister Jessie and Eddie – whose hobbies include incest, drugs, murder and rape.

They hold Candy for ransom, little realising that her family couldn’t give a damn about her. Her stepfather is planning to go away to Rio with his mistress anyway, while her mother is a booze-hound.

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The Catch-22 ending is both lurid and sleazy (as is much of the film – Candy spends the entire film in various stages of bondage wearing a schoolgirl uniform), but it is nonetheless nothing short of obscure genius.

Candy
Susan Sennett
Alan
Brad David
Jessie

Tiffany Bolling
Eddy

Vince Martorano
Avery
Ben Piazza
Katherine
Dolores Dorn
Sean Newton
Christopher Trueblood

Director
Guerdon Trueblood