Like many other hardcore fans of real supernatural horror, I feel the VAST majority of horror comedy films are just not worth watching; however, Bubba Ho-Tep is a truly notable exception.
Bubba Hotep Official Trailer #1 – Bruce Campbell Movie (2002) HD – YouTube
Brief plot summary
Elvis Presley and JFK are both alive and somewhat well in a Texas nursing home… and they team up to fight for their souls as well as those of their fellow rest home residents via their organized resistance fo an ancient Egyptian mummy/curse.
Based on the Bram Stoker Award nominee short story by cult author Joe R. Lansdale, Bubba Ho-tep tells the “true” story of what really did become of Elvis Presley. We find Elvis (Bruce Campbell) as an elderly resident in an East Texas rest home, who switched identities with an Elvis impersonator years before his “death”, then missed his chance to switch back. Elvis teams up with Jack (Ossie Davis), a fellow nursing home resident who thinks that he is actually President John F. Kennedy, and the two valiant old codgers sally forth to battle an evil Egyptian entity who has chosen their long-term care facility as his happy hunting grounds.
Director: Don Coscarelli
Writers: Joe R. Lansdale, Don Coscarelli
Starring: Bruce Campbell, Ossie Davis, Ella Joyce
Bubba Hotep (2002): Someone’s favorite scenes (not mine)
Resources – Bubba Hotep: Classic horror comedy starring Bruce Campbell
- Bubba Ho-Tep: Official site
- Bubba Hotep (2002) on IMDb (Rating: 72)
- Bubba Hotep (2002) on Wikipedia
- Bubba Hotep – Yahoo Movies (Rating: 3.5/5 stars)
- Bubba Hotep – Television Tropes & Idioms: TVtropes.com
- Bubba Hotep – TV Guide
- Bubba Hotep – Elvis Info
- Bubba Hotep – Rotten Tomatoes
- Review of Bubba Ho-Tep: Roger Ebert, Sun Times
Bubba Hotep: Video resources
- Bubba Hotep Official Trailer #1 – Bruce Campbell Movie (2002) HD – YouTube NOTE: This trailer presents more of the horror angle of Bubba Ho-Tep rather than the hilarious comedy it really is.
- Bubba Hotep: A short montage of the creator’s favorite scenes in the movie – YouTube