Bubba Ho-Tep

Looking Back On Twenty Plus Years Of ‘BUBBA HO-TEP’ (2002) – Retro Review

Bubba Ho-Tep (2002) is old enough to buy a beer! Let’s revisit this excellent horror comedy for the 21st anniversary of the film.

But first? The trailer!

Bubba Ho-Tep Synopsis

Elvis Presley (Bruce Campbell) and a black JFK going by Jack (Ossie Davis) are living in a nursing home where nothing really happens. Then one day an Egyptian mummy comes to life and starts sucking the souls out of the residents of their nursing home. Elvis and Jack must unite to fight back against this entity to try and save the day.

Bubba Ho-Tep was released in September of 2022. It was written and directed by Don Coscarelli (Phantasm I, II, III, and IV). It stars the legendary Bruce Campbell as Elvis Presley! The film also stars Ossie Davis (Do the Right Thing, 1989), Bob Ivy (Phantasm IV, 1998), Heidi Marnhout (Phantasm IV, 1998), and Daniel Roebuck (The Munsters, 2022).

Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis

Movie Trivia

Since Bubba Ho-Tep’s main character is Elvis Presley, you would expect to see real footage and music from The King, but you would be wrong. Unfortunately, the licensing costs to use this would have eaten most of the movie’s limited $500,000 budget. Thus, there is not one bit of it in the film.

A prequel to Bubba Ho-Tep was teased at the end of the film and was meant as a joke. As the movie gained a huge cult following the fans wanted this prequel, so Don Coscarelli went to work. The script for Bubba Nosferatu: Curse of the She-Vampires was written, but unfortunately multiple barriers occurred preventing it from being made.

As mentioned in the synopsis, Ossie Davis plays the character of Jack or the famously assassinated president, John F. Kennedy. The interesting fact regarding this is the actor, Ossie Davis and the real JFK were both born in 1917. It was like this actor was born to play this role.

Bruce Campbell as The King

Bubba Ho-Tep is available on multiple streaming services, and an awesome 4K UHD + Blu-ray Collector’s Edition, so let’s take some shots and celebrate the film’s 21st birthday!

Bruce Campbell as Elvis Presley

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