Based on the Bram Stoker Award nominee
short story by acclaimed author
Joe R. Lansdale, Bubba Ho-tep tells the “true”
story of what really did become of Elvis.
We find the King (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…
"Mind-blowing in its originality,
Bubba Ho-tep transcends the "late-night cult" genre
by virtue of captivating performances by Campbell and Davis, and
the assured direction of Don Coscarelli. Coscarelli handles the
bizarre material with such precision that you actually believe that
Elvis and JFK are alive and not quite well. He treats the characters,
and old age for that matter, with such respect that no matter how
absurd things become, you are completely with him. Bubba
Ho-tep, with its cinematic flash and terrifically offbeat humor,
is a fantastic story of redemption, courage and friendship."
- CineVegas International Film Festival -