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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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Nostalgic and strange, but not scary. See more (12 total) »

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

Directed by
James H. Kay  (as Jim Kay)
 
Writing credits
(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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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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Certification:
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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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Nostalgic and strange, but not scary., 19 February 2008

I picked this movie up in the USED section at my local Record shop and I have to say, by the cover artwork and synopsis on the back, I was excited to take it home and pop it in. The whole project is really well-done in that way. But that's about it. The film was very 70's, which for me, is a good thing. For most viewers though, this would prove to be a cheesy example of an era that might be better off forgotten. The music is pretty bad and so are the clothes. It's not stylish, its like the Brady Bunch.

There is no good gore in this movie. The acting is decent and the guy who plays "The Gardener" is semi-creepy, but the plot just fails. It's not scary in the least bit and the only good scene in the film is the very last one.

I had high hopes, I really did. I wanted to like it more, and I still do. I've watched it three times now and I still fail to see how this is a horror movie. It's more like an off-beat romantic drama with a twist. If I had to compare it to something else, I'd say a mix between "Rosemary's Baby," "Play Misty for Me," and "Alice in Wonderland" (the live one) but not as good as any of those films.

4 out of 10, kids.

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