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

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ellen Bennett
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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
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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

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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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Aside from the principal stars, the rest of the cast was found while on location in San Juan, Puerto Rico. See more »

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Gardening and somewhat Evil
11 November 2002 | by (brazil somewhere) – See all my reviews

Ok, I saw it a while ago - but here is what I remember. I think there was a lot of drinking (not by me, though I suggest it if you watch this), a lot of plants, and something to do with Brazil. I may be mistaken, but if you rented this movie, it's not my fault. It isn't the best Funny Bad movie I ever seen (that still goes to Hobgoblins), and sure isn't scary. However, it isn't in the category of unwatchable bad. I felt when watching it, that if MST3K did it - then it would be good. However, by itself - you may just want it to end. And don't expect much from the ending (or the begining/middle for that matter)!

Oh yea, and I remember the movie being really "green", that's the best way to describe it. Maybe 'cause it's from the 70s.


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