|Directed by||James H. Kay|
|Written by||James H. Kay|
|Produced by||Tony Belletier|
|Edited by||Cal Schultz|
|Music by||Marc Fredericks|
KKI Films Inc.
|Distributed by||Nolan Production|
The Gardener (also known as Garden of Death and Seeds of Evil) is a 1974 American horror film written and directed by James H. Kay and starring Joe Dallesandro and Katharine Houghton.
The film was released on DVD by Subversive on February 28, 2006. It was later released by Subversive Cinema on January 29, 2008 as a part of its two-disk "Greenhouse Gore Two-Fer".
TV Guide gave the film a negative review, calling it "rotten". Reviewing Subversive's DVD release of the film, Johnny Butane from Dread Central awarded the film a score of 3.5 out of 5. While noting that the film was "dull and unexciting", Butane stated that the DVD's extras made it worth buying. Brett Gallman from Oh, the Horror! panned the film, criticizing the lack of atmosphere, threadbare plot, sluggish pacing, and dull photography. Glenn Erickson from DVD Talk criticized the film's lack of scares or tension, and script, calling it "yet another ill-fated attempt to try something different in a horror movie".