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Garden of LOVE... Garden of DEATH, He Plants the Seeds of Evil
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A sinister landscaper turns into a tree and learns to communicate with his fellow plants. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Katharine Houghton ... Ellen Bennett

Joe Dallesandro ... 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
Baron De Beer ... Wayne
Janet Gomez ... Mrs. Von Wohl
Louis Vigoroux ... Mr. García
Jorge Vasquez ... Salvador
Yeyita Cervoni ... Maria
Irma Torres ... Domenica
Angel Rivera ... Doctor
Maggie Benson ... Nurse
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Directed by
James H. Kay  (as Jim Kay)
 
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(in alphabetical order)
James H. Kay  (as Jim Kay)

Produced by
Tony Belletier .... producer
Chalmer G. Kirkbride Jr. .... associate producer
Chalmer Kirkbride .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Marc Fredericks 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Zingale (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Cal Schultz 
 
Casting by
Vic Ramos 
 
Production Design by
Don Gilman 
 
Makeup Department
Enrico Cortese .... makeup artist
Romaine Greene .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Bob Plone .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Julián Ibáñez .... assistant director (as Julian Ibanez)
 
Art Department
Richard Nelson .... property master
 
Sound Department
Orlando Cordero .... sound recordist
Al Mian .... sound
John Quinn .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Leslie Colombani .... gaffer
Kenneth Goss .... chief grip
Miguel Antonia Lauente .... camera operator
Pat Tarzini .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sivia Aulette .... principal wardrobe
 
Other crew
Fay Dattner .... script supervisor
Kenneth Lane .... jewellery
Eva Montalvo .... production secretary
Mateu Sherko .... additional clothes
Bill Tice .... additional clothes
Robert Yoh .... production assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Gardener" - USA (original title)
"Seeds of Evil" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
86 min
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Color (TVC)
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Iceland:16 | Norway:18 (video premiere) | USA:R | West Germany:18
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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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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
strangely pointless but charming, 31 October 2000
Author: servicedevice from new jersey

this movie looks, sounds and plays like an industrial travelogue from the 70s. possibly as innocuous as a horror film could be. if that isn't recommendation enough, it also features joe dallesandro with a dazzling verbal prowess not seen since the warhol films (it's a little scary when he is just as zonked when out of a drug context). almost completely devoid of horror, it consists mainly of bored, rich people having stilted dialogue while they lounge about their tropical island homes. the score helps this along with swell cocktail themes running throughout, with the occasional diversion into cheesy horror. it's actually quite an enjoyable score. there is a great deal of suspense in place of horror, as you are kept on the edge of your seat wondering what the point to all this is. you needn't wonder, because there is none. the climax, while not elucidating, adds to the ridiculousness of the whole story. i mean, really adds. why does joe take jobs as a gardener just to ensure the randomly disconnected deaths of the ladies of the house? um...because he is a tree? i'm not spoiling anything here; this is detailed lovingly on the video box. if you rent horror movies to see women raped or brutalized, skip this (and skip your next 200 meals too). but if you enjoy old 70s horror films for their artifact quality, with their distinctive film stock and wide range of charms, go ahead and rent this. it will get a little boring by the end, but it's worth it.

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