MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 18,220 this week

Garden of Death (1974)
"The Gardener" (original title)

 -  Horror  -  October 1974 (USA)
3.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.9/10 from 196 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 23 critic

A sinister landscaper turns into a tree and learns to communicate with his fellow plants.

Director:

(as Jim Kay)

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Alpha House Premieres Today

All ten episodes of the second season of "Alpha House" are available starting today. Watch them now, only on Prime Instant Video.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 918 titles
created 10 May 2012
 
a list of 63 titles
created 28 Aug 2012
 
a list of 3570 titles
created 14 May 2013
 
a list of 96 titles
created 20 Aug 2013
 
a list of 7 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Garden of Death" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Garden of Death (1974)

Garden of Death (1974) on IMDb 3.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Garden of Death.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Trash (1970)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The story of Joe [Dallesandro] and his lover-protector, Holly [Woodlawn], who is something to behold, a comic book Mother Courage who fancies herself as Marlene Dietrich but sounds more ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Morrissey
Stars: Joe Dallesandro, Holly Woodlawn, Geri Miller
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Matt and Christina Drayton are a couple whose attitudes are challenged when their daughter brings home a fiancé who is black.

Director: Stanley Kramer
Stars: Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn
Devil's Kiss (1976)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

Former Countess Clair and Professor Gruber conduct occult research in castle basement of Count Victor, re-animating people to kill for them.

Director: Jordi Gigó
Stars: Silvia Solar, Olivier Mathot, José Nieto
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In 1880, a little girl is sent to Nantucket Island to live with her grandmother. She discovers, however, that her grandmother is an odd woman who has some strange habits, one of which is ... See full summary »

Director: Frederick King Keller
Stars: Ruth Ford, Martha Byrne, Guy Boyd
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

At a New York City restaurant, the patrons are men, nude but for a G-string, waited on by one woman, also clad in a G-string (played by Viva) and a G-bestringed (bestrung?) waiter. Some of ... See full summary »

Director: Andy Warhol
Stars: Brigid Berlin, Julian Burrough, Taylor Mead
My Hustler (1965)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Filmed on Fire Island, this two reel, 70 minute Warhol film covers the activities of the "Dial A Hustler" service, as an older man seeks a young hustler for a companion.

Directors: Andy Warhol, Chuck Wein
Stars: Paul America, Joseph Campbell, Genevieve Charbon
Hex (1973)
Drama | Horror | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A group of friends who were World War I flyers ride their motorcycles across America in search of what they believe their generation lost during the war.

Director: Leo Garen
Stars: Keith Carradine, Cristina Raines, Scott Glenn
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Also known as "Run Stranger Run", this small film centres round an adopted teen who runs away to what he believes to be his birth town and mother... See full synopsis »

Director: Darren McGavin
Stars: Patricia Neal, Cloris Leachman, Bobby Darin
The Mutations (1974)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Scientist experiments with crossing humans and plants, for which he uses his students.

Director: Jack Cardiff
Stars: Donald Pleasence, Tom Baker, Brad Harris
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Ondine is a gay man attempting to re-adjust his sexuality via various encounters with different women. After trying his luck with three women, Ondine becomes a background character in a ... See full summary »

Directors: Paul Morrissey, Andy Warhol
Stars: Ondine, Brigid Berlin, Joe Dallesandro
Private War (1988)
War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

An army sergeant terrorizes his troops in this war drama.

Director: Frank De Palma
Stars: Joe Dallesandro, Martin Hewitt, Kimberly Beck
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Sergio Bazzini
Stars: Andréa Ferréol, Joe Dallesandro, Marino Masé
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Ellen Bennett
...
Carl, the Gardener
Rita Gam ...
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
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

October 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Garden of Death  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(TVC)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Recording sound for the film was extremely problematic because the filming locations were inhabited by hordes of tree frogs whose croaking was quite loud. See more »

Connections

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

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Gardener - This One's for the Ladies (and some of you men)
21 August 2010 | by (San Diego, Ca) – See all my reviews

Gardener is a 70s Horror Film starring Joe Dallesandro as the title character, a gardener with evil powers. More importantly, gardener who never wears a shirt with evil powers. Excited yet? The movie is very pretty, filmed in Puerto Rico. Very gorgeous shots of various flowers and our title character fill the movie. It's not very believable that Carl - The Gardener - can manipulate the flowers to drive his employers and friends crazy, and that's mostly because it isn't really explained. It just happens, and they expect us to believe it because the evidence is there. He comes, he goes, they go crazy. I want to say that this movie was made to exploit the young actor (at least young at the time), but he's never really explored. He has some exploitive scenes, like when he skinny dips and seduces various female characters, but he's really not "fleshed" out. LoL. Flesh. Our main character Ellen (played by Katherine Hepburn's niece Katharine Houghton) gets most of the screen time and she falls prey to Carl's powers of manipulation. The flowers in the house start to affect her other servants, her husband, and her best friend, who just wants to bed him. (Rita Glam, stealing every scene she's in) I obviously wanted to watch the movie for some eye candy, and I kinda' get it. Joe Dallesandro as Carl struts around the movie in nothing but a pair of tight camel skin pants. We get a butt shot and some ab shots, but nothing that I can't see on an episode of Desperate Housewives or Weeds. Still, the acting of our two main actresses, (playing the typical main character and main character's horny friend that pollutes so many other films) rises above B movie status and they take the ridiculous script so seriously that it elicits some unnecessary laughter throughout. Worth a watch for cult movie fans, and gay people, but don't expect too much. Just some flesh, flowers and HORROR!!!! heheh.

Check out my Movie Blog:

http://neonboy619.blogspot.com


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Garden of Death (1974) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?