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|Bubba Ho Tep Description
Don Coscarelli's BUBBA HO-TEP finds Elvis Presley (Bruce Campbell)
alive but not so well, living in a small Texas nursing home.
Although he's preoccupied with his ailments and his memories, the
elderly Elvis befriends another resident, John F. Kennedy (Ossie
Davis), when they both begin to suspect that their neighbors
aren't dying of natural causes. Their investigation leads to the
discovery of an evil mummy with a fondness for cowboy gear and an
appetite for the souls of senior citizens. Armed with little more
than a walker and a wheelchair, the King and JFK must take on this
ancient evil. Based on a short story by Joe R. Lansdale, BUBBA HO-TEP
mixes comedy, drama, and horror to create a remarkably quirky
film. As the aged and ailing Elvis, Campbell gives an
outstandingly funny and poignant performance, while Davis exudes
intelligence and warmth as JFK. Although horror is a key element
of the story, much of the movie focuses on the life of Elvis and
his new friendship with the former president, leading to many
oddly comical scenes and even a few genuinely touching moments. Of
course, their embalmed foe and his creepy minions must be
confronted, making this the first movie about Elvis and JFK to
appeal to horror enthusiasts, or, conversely, the first horror
movie to appeal to Elvis and JFK enthusiasts. Either way, it's a
highly unconventional tale that no adventurous filmgoer should
"...It has the damnedest ingratiating way
of making us sit there and grin at its harebrained audacity, laugh
at its outhouse humor, and be somewhat moved at the poignancy of
these two old men and their situation..."
Theatrical Release Date: September 26, 2003
"Don Coscarelli's horror comedy is more
tender than tacky..."
"This absurdly clever caper is elevated by
Bruce Campbell's pensive Elvis into a moving meditation on the
diminutions of age and the vagaries of fame."