Bubba Ho-Tep

Synopsis: Based on the Bram Stoker Award nominee short story by cult author Joe R. Lansdale, Bubba Ho-tep tells the "true" story of what really did become of Elvis Presley. We find Elvis (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.
Director(s): Don Coscarelli
Production: Silver Sphere Corporation
  7 wins & 10 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
92 min

and you like to play.

You were an Elvis impersonator,


You fell off the stage and broke your hip.

When was it? 20 years ago.

It got infected and you were

in a coma for quite a while.

You came out with a few "problems".

I was just impersonating myseIf.

I couldn't do nothing else.

I don't have any problems.

Are you trying to say my brain's messed up?

Why would you wanna be

somebody else?

I got tired of it.

I was hooked on pills, you know?

I wanted out.

This boy, Sebastian Haff, he was

an Elvis imitator - he was the best of 'em.

He took my place.

The problem is he had a bad heart.

He liked drugs too - more than I did -

so it was him that died, not me.

I just took his place.

'Why would you want

to leave all that fame, Mr Presley?

'All that money? '

'I don't know. Cos I got old.

'The women I loved, Priscilla, she was gone.

'The rest of the women were just women.

'I mean, the music wasn't mine any more.

'I wasn't even me any more,

just this thing they'd made up.

'And my friends...

'Well, they were sucking me dry.

'So I took a little road trip

down to Nacogdoches

'to check out this Sebastian Haff.'

It's all right, boys. Just wait here.

Oh, my God!

I didn't think you'd really...

It's all right, boys. Just another freak.

Let's split.

- Whoa!

- Sorry, man.

- I got it, I got it.

- It's all yours, baby.

'So I signed everything

over to Sebastian.

'Except for enough money to sustain me

if things got bad.

'I was determined

to make myseIf a new life.

'A better one.

'For me and Sebastian,

we had us a deal.

'If I wanted to trade back, he'd let me.

'It was all written up in the contract.

'The thing was, I lost my copy

in a barbecue accident.

'But that wasn't so bad. I was making

new friends and enjoying myseIf.'

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Don Coscarelli

Don Coscarelli, Jr. (born February 17, 1954) is a Libyan-American film director, producer and screenwriter best known for horror films. His credits include the Phantasm series, The Beastmaster, and Bubba Ho-Tep. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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