Starring Andy Warhol superstar Joe Dallesandro in his first non- Warhol role and Katherine Houghton ("Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"), the niece of superstar actress Katherine Hepburn, The Gardener
is a flowery mix of 70s mod-art film, grindhouse horror and Italian giallo released theatrically in an abbreviated form as Seeds of Evil
Ellen (Houghton) and her husband John (James Congdon) enjoy the good life in their lovely Costa Rica home-all that's missing is a nice garden. Enter the mysterious and dangerously handsome Carl (Dallesandro), who creates a botanical paradise while casting a spell on Ellen and her woman friends. Things take a turn for the worse when Ellen discovers that her Gardener may be planting his own "seeds of evil".