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      Release year: 2002 Director: Don Coscarelli Screenwriter: Don Coscarelli, Joe R. Lansdale (Short Story) Starring: Bruce Campbell, Ossie Davis, Ella Joyce, Heidi Marnhout, Bob Ivy, Edith Jefferson, Larry Pennell, Harrison Young Elvis (Bruce Campbell) is still alive and living in a nursing home. The only one who believes in his true identity ..

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Bubba Ho-Tep

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Release year: 2002

Director: Don Coscarelli

Screenwriter: Don Coscarelli, Joe R. Lansdale (Short Story)

Starring: Bruce Campbell, Ossie Davis, Ella Joyce, Heidi Marnhout, Bob Ivy, Edith Jefferson, Larry Pennell, Harrison Young

Elvis (Bruce Campbell) is still alive and living in a nursing home. The only one who believes in his true identity is good friend Jack who belives he is JFK despite the fact that he is also black. When a mummy starts attacking the residents of the home to feed on their souls, the two oldies but goodies gather all they have to battle the ancient Egyptian enemy.

This could be so bad and instead it is just so good! Campbell (Evil Dead 1981) hits the perfect note as an elderly King of Rock’n roll, charming his way through a cheaply made movie making it a treasure. He is just as convincing when fighting a ”big bitch cockroach” as he is when talking about the growth on his penis. He has good support from Ossie Davis (Dr. Doolittle 1998), as a black JFK, and Ella Joyce (Set It Off 1996) is perfect as the sassy nurse tending the aforementioned growth. With a simple but effective less-is-more approach to the special effects and with focus on the story instead of the gore, Don Coscarelli (John Dies At the End 2012) has made a cult-worthy and extremely quotable movie, but in the end, this movie truly belongs to the King of Cult: Bruce Campbell.

 

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The budget for this movie was a little over a half million dollars, which is about 1% of an average big-budget Hollywood movie.

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