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Bubba Ho-TepWhy is Elvis Presley living in a convalescent home in East Texas? Because 30 years ago, he escaped the fortress of his fame by trading places with an...Bubba Ho-TepComedy, HorrorPT92MRWhy is Elvis Presley living in a convalescent home in East Texas? Because 30 years ago, he escaped the fortress of his fame by trading places with an...2003-10-08Vitagraph Films
Bruce Campbell, Bubba Ho-Tep
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Bubba Ho-Tep

Genre: Comedy, Horror; Starring: Bruce Campbell, Ossie Davis; Director: Don Coscarelli; Author: Don Coscarelli; Runtime (in minutes): 92; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Vitagraph Films

Why is Elvis Presley living in a convalescent home in East Texas? Because 30 years ago, he escaped the fortress of his fame by trading places with an Elvis impersonator. Why is Elvis doing battle with a mummy who haunts the rest home so that he can suck out the souls of the dying? Because Don Coscarelli, writer-director of the logy, fatuous Bubba Ho-Tep, is trying to will a cult movie into existence – which, of course, never works. It’s a small plus that Bruce Campbell, from the ”Evil Dead” films, refuses to play Elvis as a joke, but he’s stuck chewing over a litany of old-hat regret (he should have dumped Colonel Parker, etc.). Besides, how much fascination can the King hold when he’s attempting to smash a giant scarab with a bedpan?

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