Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)

DON COSCARELLI

Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB

USA, 2002.  .  Screenplay by Don Coscarelli, based on the short story by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by Don Coscarelli, , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by , .  

Elvis Presley (), having switched identities with an impersonator some years back in order to pursue a quieter life, is now an aged man in a retirement home whose employees all think he is a loony wannabe.

His best friend (), believes himself to be John F. Kennedy, dyed black and kept in hiding, and the two of them pass their days complaining about old age until they discover that an evil mummy is walking the halls of their nursing home, sucking the souls out of its patients through their anuses.

This spurs our two heroes into action, and the result is a hysterical cultish delight. The direction and dialogue are superb, and the performances so top-notch that the only thing that identifies this a B-movie is its genre. Elvis fans will be especially delighted, even if the low budget prevents any inclusion of his music.

Toronto International Film Festival:  2002

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