Garden of the Dead (1972)

35mm film, colour, 1.85:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by John Hayes.

Plot Summary

Convicts on a chain gang get high on fumes from an experimental formaldehyde formula and are killed when they try to escape, their bodies buried in the prison garden. But they rise from the dead and look to get high again.


Directed by: John Hayes
© MXMLXXII [1972]
Millennium Productions presents. An Entertainment Pyramid release
Produced by: H.A. Milton
Written by: Jack Matcha
Cinematographer: Paul Hipp
Editor: Ronald Johnson *
Music: Jaime Mendoza-Nava *
Sound Recording: Henning Schellerup
Make-up Artist: Joe Blasco
Special Effects: Richard Helmer
Art Director: Earl Marshall

Phil Kenneally
Duncan McCloud (Dr. Saunders)
John Dullaghan (sergeant of the guards)
John Dennis (Sgt. Jablonsky)
Susan Charney (Carol)
Marland Proctor (Johnson)
Tony Vorno (Mitchell)
Jerome Guardino (gravedigger)
Lee Frost (McGee)
Eric Stern

The Dead
Virgil Frye
Phil Hoover (Donovan)
Carmen Filpi
Jack Driscoll
Tod Manilla
Ted Frost
John Piazza
Lewis Sterling (guard)
Barney Ilernan
Bill Condit

Alternative Titles

Tomb of the Undead – alternative title
Сад мертвецов – Russian title

Extracts included in
I, Zombi (2003)
Trailer Trauma (2016)


Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Science Fiction by Phil Hardy (ed) p.308
Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.148
by Walt Lee p.157 – credits
The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia by Peter Dendle p.71-72