Cult Movie Queen Candace Glendenning Was “Flesh And Blood”! She Was One Of “Satan’s Sadists” Too!

Enter The Cult Cinematic World Of Candace Glendenning!

One reason I like to profile Cult Movie Queens of the 70’s is that, so often, their great films are overlooked.

Actress Candace Glendenning is a perfect example. She had serious roles in “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie” in 1969 as well as “Nicholas and Alexandra” two years later – both mainstream, serious films that are as artistic as they are acclaimed – but seriously: that’s not why we are here, is it?

Let’s look at her cult movies!

Candace made an immediate impact in this great British haunted house thriller:

“Tower of Evil”

This 1972 British film was perfect fodder for double bills and drive-in theaters: A group of experienced archeologists are searching for an old and mystic Phoenician treasure when they are surprised by a series of mysterious murders…of course, when not wandering around naked:

Movies like this needed to offer a few scares, enough “T & A” to keep the crowd’s attention, and if we were lucky, the filmmakers decided to make their films entertaining as well!

Now, to be fair, Candace has most of her shocking encounters while nude, so the evil spirit isn’t stupid…

These British horror films featured more nudity and blood to keep up with the times.

Candace made another film the same year that sported a deliciously wicked title:

“The Flesh and Blood Show!”

The film offers up a standard plot, but it’s always a good one: a Producer assembles a group of unemployed actors and actresses to be in a play, rehearsing in an abandoned theatre beside the sea. A murderer, who wears black gloves, kills the actors in various ways.

This “modern day haunted house” film works much of the time, and has a great cast of Cult Movie Queens in it as well.

Along with Candace, this features Cult Movie Queen Luan Peters – in a very revealing opening scene:

Luan was also featured in my “sex kitten countdown” series, and you can see her entire body of work here:

Believe it or not, one of my favorite 70’s Cult Movie Queens was also in the film!

Yes, Judy Matheson also appears in the film – she’s been in a ton of great films throughout the 70’s, and she continues to act and make personal appearances today as well!

See more of her great work here:

What a great cast!

Candace made several more films, but this one from 1976 has been remastered and re-released!

“Satan’s Slave!”

I bought this remastered edition and it’s a moody, creepy British horror film.

A woman traveling with her parents to her uncle’s house crash near his house; her parents die but she survives. She stays with her uncle, but it becomes clear that he and his son are planning something sinister for her.

Yes, there’s plenty of nudity and satanic worship sprinkled through the film – a fun watch!

This was Candace’s last film, but she went on to work in television for years – bravo to her on a great career, which began with an un credited role in this British sex farce:

You see, my “2020 Sex Kitten Countdown” only explores the most outrageous cinema from Actresses like Candace. Although she has been in many great film and TV projects, the fun really all started for us when Candace appeared in “Up Pompeii” in 1971.

It’s pure “nudge nudge wink wink” territory: Candace’s role is un-billed – she was one of many young sex kittens who populated the background of this sex farce.

Madeline Smith had a larger role in the film as “Erotica”, and does she fit the bill!

Smith was also one of that era’s greatest “sex kittens”, and you can see more of Madeline’s terrific work in the 70’s, including when she was the “Hammer Glamour” Queen! See more by clicking here:

Speaking of “Hammer Glamour”, let’s not forget Ingrid Pitt:

This iconic Cult Actress starred in “Countess Dracula” and many more – click here to see them all:

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9 replies

  1. Maybe I’m a wimp, but I don’t enjoy that kind of horror.. Andy Sedaris-type films of Jim Wynorski movies and mixing attractive women and a humorous tone (not in ’70s British sex comedy style!) is more my speed.

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  2. Maddy Smith was a long-time favourite of mine back then. I would watch anything she was in!
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  3. Tower of Evil, Satan’s Slave and Flesh & Blood Show are all fantastic movies!

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  4. Great behind the scenes story for Satan’s Slave. The nude woman during the ritual in the opening is the producer’s wife. When the actress they cast to do the ritual scene couldn’t show up because she was arrested, producer Les Young immediately volunteered his young wife, Moira, who was the associate producer, without consulting her first. When she objected, he convinced her they had no other options and would lose money if the film was delayed while they searched for another actress. She reluctantly agreed. At first, she was only going to be topless, but the day of shooting, Les and director Norman Warren told her it would be better if she were fully nude to give them more options for framing the shot. Moira agreed, but she told Les she wasn’t happy about it. Though they had a closed set, she said later it was very embarrassing having to strip all her clothes off and lie on the ritual table stark naked surrounded by male extras and crew for hours while they filmed. To make matters worse, the extras were all wearing masks so she kept imagining all of them were leering at her breasts and vagina. Her breasts and pubic hair ended up prominently displayed on screen while another nude actress rubbed her hands all over Moira’s body. She joked years later that she can’t imagine any other producer ever went as far as she did to help a film. She also said she now had more respect for actresses who performed nude because it was tough to do.

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    • Thanks for sharing this fascinating information! I asked Judy Matheson how she “navigated” nudity in the 70’s films she made and she said there ws nothing to navigate, it ws just part of the job and everyone did it! I can only imagine how that wife felt in that situation – it ALWAYS has to be their choice, never coerced!

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      • I’m always fascinated by the stories of why actresses end up being nude in films. I’ve been reading interviews in old magazines like Femme Fatales, Draculina and Scream Queens Illustrated that has some good stuff.

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