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Garden of Death (1974)

The Gardener (original title)
R | | Horror | October 1974 (USA)
A sinister landscaper turns into a tree and learns to communicate with his fellow plants.

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(as Jim Kay)

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(as Jim Kay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ellen Bennett
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Carl, the Gardener
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Helena Boardman
James Congdon ...
John Bennett
Anne Meacham ...
Mrs. García
Teodorina Bello ...
Liza, the Maid
Ivan Rodriguez ...
Max
Esther Mari ...
Rosa
Roberto Negron ...
Ralph
Hal Lasky ...
Fred Burrows
Cass Fry ...
Jinny
Robert Yoh ...
Robby
Tanny McDonald ...
Mrs. Burrows
Katherine De Beer ...
Gladys Stone
Orlando Rodriguez ...
Mr. Von Wohl
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Carl the Gardner (Joe Dallesandro), grows odd plants for a rich Yankee woman Ellen Bennett (Katharine Houghton) living in South America while exercising a mental hold over her. All his previous employers died mysteriously. Some of his plants emit deadly fumes. Houghton previously starred with her aunt Katharine Hepburn in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner." Written by alfiehitchie

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Garden of LOVE... Garden of DEATH, He Plants the Seeds of Evil

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October 1974 (USA)  »

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Garden of Death  »

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$800,000 (estimated)
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According to director James H. Kay, at one point the people who owned the house the film was being shot at wanted to evict the production from their property when shooting was only half complete. The production brought in lawyers to work out a deal, but while this was going on director Kay prepared to quickly return the crew to the house and not leave until filming was complete. Fortunately, the lawyers came through and the crew was allowed to continue shooting at the location. See more »

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Referenced in Planting the Seeds of Evil (2006) See more »

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An enjoyable obscurity
16 July 2000 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

Face it, if you're at all interested in looking up a movie like "Seeds of Evil" in the first place, you ought to see it. IF you can find it...our video store had a Unicorn Video print, in the dustiest corner of the dustiest shelf.

The music on the soundtrack is disconcertingly cheery...some of the acting is horrendous...some isn't bad and a couple of the actors have a curious appeal. For instance, James Congdon is like a poor man's Burt Reynolds.

Not as bad as some other viewers have indicated...again, if you are interested in looking at ratings for this one, just go watch it.


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